I have nothing really to say about this legislation, except that it seems like an excellent idea. All my service providers, from Gmail down to our local pizza place, has sent me an e-mail telling me about their updated terms and conditions. I’m not an EU citizen but I feel safer already.
The whole thing is going to create a bunch of work, I think, even in my line of work in the future. It’s going to make work for everyone, and that’s not bad. I’m still not entirely sure what it’s going to mean for content on the Hatstand and other public places. I think I’m okay on account of not being a company, but WordPress is so there’s that to consider.
But whatever comes, I suppose we’ll roll with it and hope that it improves privacy and quality of life.
GDPR is a new EU privacy regulation, for the benefit of anyone who might not have heard. It requires the written consent of EU citizens before their personal identifying information is shared or distributed by companies. Or something like that. I’m going to contribute to the Google spike on searches for “GDPR” today like all the other sheep. Just out of mild interest.
I don’t have much to say about it, except I’m glad regulations are happening and I’m always maliciously pleased when the EU forces some humane and sensible porridge down Europe’s throat. I’m just sorry Britain isn’t going to get to splutter indignantly on it for long. Or are they? Who knows?
But I still figured I’d post about it, just for the historical record and because I didn’t have anything else for today.
– Posted from my Huawei mobile phone while on the bus, and with my full written consent.