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

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

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue May 08, 2018 9:47 am

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

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 08, 2018 9:51 am

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.
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The EU kills the Internet for Europeans

Postby Perry » Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 am

Aimed at gooble, faecesbook and the like, I suspect.
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Re: The EU kills the Internet for Europeans

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 am

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

Postby phill » Tue May 08, 2018 11:02 am

sounds like another group of pollies and office attenders with shares in vpn companies
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Re: Is the EU killing the internet? (8 May, 2018)

Postby hagfish » Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm

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

Postby Muscular Jam » Tue May 08, 2018 10:27 pm

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)

Postby Muscular Jam » Sun May 13, 2018 12:49 pm

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
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