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Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:47 am
by aardvark_admin
This column is archived at: https://aardvark.co.nz/daily/2018/0508.shtml

Will the non-EU world respond to the GDPR by simply ring-fencing the European Union's millions of residence and effectively closing the door to them?

Why would any business want to take the risk of falling foul of these new regulations and suffering the massive penalties that might result?

Have the EU politicians and bureaucrats shot themselves in the foot this time?

Should local companies be concerned?

Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:51 am
by Malcolm
So what these companies are saying is "We don't think keeping your data safe is important to us"
Maybe consumers should ring-fence the companies who feel keeping consumers data protected is not worth the extra expenditure.

The EU kills the Internet for Europeans

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 am
by Perry
Aimed at gooble, faecesbook and the like, I suspect.

Re: The EU kills the Internet for Europeans

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 am
by Malcolm
Perry wrote:Aimed at gooble, faecesbook and the like, I suspect.

And Equifax and Home Depot, and our own Vector and...Pretty much any company who has collected personal data about people and then let it be leaked out due to insufficient security practices.

Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:02 am
by phill
sounds like another group of pollies and office attenders with shares in vpn companies

Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm
by hagfish
We used to rely on California to set the stage for environmental and customer protection. When it came to safety and emissions etc, California's laws protected us all. These days it's the EU.

In practice, the GDPR will be 'just another click-thru' like the 'yaas cookies FINE' button, but it will mean we can see what information companies have about us, see how they are using it, and require them to delete it if we wish. They will have to notify us of any data breaches. This level of transparency should have been EULA boilerplate since forever. The industry couldn't/wouldn't do it by itself, so the EU has. Yay.

Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:27 pm
by Muscular Jam
Its hard to blame the EU when this is the attitude most companies currently have...
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Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 12:49 pm
by Muscular Jam
aardvark_admin wrote:Will the non-EU world respond to the GDPR by simply ring-fencing the European Union's millions of residence and effectively closing the door to them?
Well based on the email I just got from Google this would not appear to be the case. Instead Google is taking this opportunity to lift their game globally:
Google wrote:We’re making these updates as new data protection regulations come into effect in the European Union, and we’re taking the opportunity to make improvements for Google users around the world.
So three cheers for the EU! :D

Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 2:00 pm
by Malcolm
So, GDPR came in to effect on Friday (EU Time) and the internet hasn't fallen apart. I note that the EU declares our own Privacy Act (1993) is 'adequate' in terms of complying with their law so as long as NZ entities comply with that they should be fine with the GDPR.

In other news:
https://twitter.com/sadserver/status/989638818448920577