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What’s this GDPR thingy which has hit the news?

I see it’s causing a kerfuffle, and that it’s an EU directive which has brought it about (get on with it woman!). I also see that it’s about data and protection and stuff, words which act on me like mogadon.

Is there anything we need to know?

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  1. You need to know that the EU takes personal data privacy seriously, far more seriously than the US does.

  2. Once again, the gammons who infest the EU commission, know what’s good for the rest of us.

    😏

  3. Are you really sure that you understand this regulation, are you really sure that you are opposed to it?

  4. //the EU commission, know what’s good for the rest of us.//

    Yes, they even try to prevent theft – disgraceful!

  5. Yes, they even try to prevent theft – disgraceful!

    Only not by themselves.

    😀

  6. Corporations must safeguard your personal data and are restricted in their ability to send that data ( again, your data ) overseas.

    Gee, that’s really terrible eh?

  7. Phantom

    The EU commission definitely safeguard their expenses data.

    Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

    It’s quite simple.

  8. harri

    Do you think that corporations should be required to keep your personal information secure?

    The EU may be bad in other ways, but they are leaders here.

  9. //Do you think that corporations should be required to keep your personal information secure?//

    I’m afraid any question involving the EU more complex than “EU – real good or real bad? is beyond Harri’s ken. 🙂

  10. Phantom.

    The EU commission should look to private companies for inspiration, and account for every single penny, in triplicate, what they spend on expenses.

    It’s only fair.

    Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

  11. Ahh, Noel reverts to gammon when it comes to his beloved EU gammon commission.

    😀

  12. It should be possible to be in favor both of digital privacy and EU expense control

    These issues are not in conflict

  13. Different issue

    What do you think about forcing corporations to keep your personal data private

  14. The sheer wastefulness in Brussels (although, mind you, it consumes a small fraction of what the federal govt in the US does) is one of the strongest arguments against the set-up IMO.

    I know several people who work in EU headquarters, and the stories they tell are something else.

    Harry, just wait till Brussels puts a tax on gammon; then you and your mates will be screaming.

  15. Corporation’s don’t need a bunch of gammons in central Brussels to tell them what to do.

    Any more than the rest of us do.

    Fuck Brussels.

  16. Harry, just wait till Brussels puts a tax on gammon; then you and your mates will be screaming

    I don’t think so fellow Gammon Noel.

    I only eat chicken.

    😂

    .

  17. Data protection has always been a priority here, and this new law is good news.

    Over the past 2 weeks I must have got over a dozen letters and mails from companies requesting my consent to their “new data standards”. I like that.

  18. //Corporation’s don’t need a bunch of gammons in central Brussels to tell them what to do.//

    Oh yes, they do. If you think Google and Farcebook et al would abandon a lucrative revenue opportunity, you don’t know them.

  19. harri, if you want corporations to be allowed to sell your personal medical, on line and financial information to the highest bidder, please start a political movement in that direction.

  20. Google, facebook, Amazon, your bank, your internet company, your health insurer, your employer – all of them need to be told what the rules are.

    They should have no rights of any kind that ” trump ” your privacy rights.

  21. No Pete.

    Noel the liberal Gammon doesn’t seem to think the same rules apply to his fellow liberal Gammons at his beloved corrupt, and crooked EU commission.

    😏

  22. Noel, on May 25th, 2018 at 7:32 PM Said:
    //Corporation’s don’t need a bunch of gammons in central Brussels to tell them what to do.//

    Oh yes, they do. If you think Google and Farcebook et al would abandon a lucrative revenue opportunity, you don’t know them.

    See, even Noel the Gammon agrees.

    The EU commission, are a bunch of Gammons.

    😏

  23. Or to say it right

    How is Noel any sort of liberal, in the brain-dead Rush Limbaugh sense of the word liberal?

  24. Phantom, on May 25th, 2018 at 8:17 PM Said:
    How is Noel any sort of liberal?

    Excuse me?.

    😏

  25. Let me put it like this, if by some miracle Noel is not a liberal.

    What he definitely is, is a Gammon.

    😏

  26. He likes capitalism.

    He has praised the use of US military power.

    He’s not any sort of open borders fan.

    How in the name of Felix Quigley is he a liberal?

  27. So, more nanny statism from the big bad EU? Gotta be a double whammy, two birds for the price of one etc for the intrepid Pete.

    Are governments subjects to these new standards too?

    What? Your telling us the EU don’t issue diktats to National Governments after all?

    FFS Pete you won the referendum, get over yourself.

    There is no element of seriousness in this blog at all.

  28. He’s not any sort of open borders fan.

    I think the only ‘open borders’ fan he was Petr.

    ‘Liberals’ on ATW seem to be a catch all phrase who disagree with what the right side of the ATW house are saying at any given time.

  29. Paul –

    I can assure you I’m being serious. I have no idea what GDPR is. And whether it’s good or bad, are governments also subject to it/them?

  30. Liberal as a curse word is a stupidity directly from American talk radio.

    It didn’t used to be a curse word.

  31. On May 25, 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR), is due to take effect. The GPDR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located.

    http://kcpdynamics.com/en/2018/04/11/ready-for-gpdr/

    This sounds like something that everyone who believes in personal liberty, personal rights should strongly support.

    Even if you despise the EU on all other matters, you must support them on this. Or say why.

  32. “Liberal” was adopted by Left Wingers. It wasn’t imposed on them from outside. I wish they’d drop it.

    (Classical) liberalism is part of the great British pantheon of liberty. This modern, faux (Left) liberalism is an attempt to hide nefarious collectivism. It’s just another abuse of language by the Left to disguise their evil intent.

  33. And whether it’s good or bad, are governments also subject to it/them?

    I honestly don’t know Pete but if not it shows that the EU isn’t the one size fits all monolith that people like you portray it to be?

    This modern, faux (Left) liberalism is an attempt to hide nefarious collectivism. It’s just another abuse of language by the Left to disguise their evil intent.

    Harri isn’t going to like you accusing him of being a leftie Pete.

    Of course it’s an Americanism Phantom. Initialy used by those who have a different notion of what the English language means and increasingly used by those who dont know or don’t care of the purpose of lexical accuracy.

  34. the European Union has emerged as the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley, stepping in where Washington has failed — or simply been unwilling — to limit some of America’s most lucrative and politically influential companies.

    The suite of new laws, collectively known as GDPR for General Data Protection Regulation, gives users the right to demand the deletion of data and object to new forms of data collection, while requiring that companies get explicit consent for how they collect, process and use data — practices that had been all but unfettered in the United States. Potential violators could face fines of up to 4 percent of global profits.

    On this issue, Europe Leads. Americans don’t have these rights, effective today, Europeans do have them.

  35. Pete Moore.

    GDPR is something that got me some unexpected and we’ll paid contract work recently.
    So it’s a good thing.

    This video explains it:

  36. Paul McMahon,

    ‘Liberals’ on ATW seem to be a catch all phrase who disagree with what the right side of the ATW house are saying at any given time.

    Absolutely correct Paul, they’re are no real hard lefties who are regulars on ATW.
    I know quite a few we real lefties, and they regularly call me a right wing bastard.

  37. Phantom,

    Even if you despise the EU on all other matters, you must support them on this. Or say why.

    I think GDPR is a good thing, and I support it almost 100%. I don’t agree with the ‘right to Be Forgotten’ part of it though. Although to be fair, it’s not as bad as what was first proposed.

  38. It gives rights to average citizens, and it puts the corporations on the back foot

    Sounds good to me

  39. Phantom

    I agree. Companies have been missusing their customers data for years now. And they’ve only been getting away with it because the previous rules on customer data did not cater for a digital world. This new regulations long overdue.

  40. Yes and the average person does not even know what the issues are, and what the corporations are doing with their personal data

    Cheers, I look forward to further conversations on this

  41. GDPR is a good thing because it safeguards personal data. Companies will have to have your permission to collect data on you and you will have the right to find out what data they hold on you. Companies that do not comply will be subject to a fine of 2% of worldwide revenue.

    Some companies outside of Europe have decided not to comply and do not want to be subject to the fine so they will block Europeans (including the UK) from accessing their sites. A few smaller US firms are now blocking Europeans.

    The US urgently needs such a law to stop the harvesting of personal data such as Facebook and others have allowed. If companies want to use the personal data they have on you they should have your permission to collect it and you should get paid if they make money off of your personal data. Facebook, Google and many others have had a free ride for too long and it is past time for the US to catch up with Europe.

  42. I would be interested to know if GDPR includes organisation’s like the DVLA, or Councils, who sell personal data?.

  43. Harri, it also applies to all public authorities and agencies.

    Here you go

    http://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2016/680/oj/eng

    You see, the EU Commission and parliament is nothing if not comprehensive and far-sighted. They also didn’t wait for the recent news about data sale by Farcebook and Goongle etc before scrambling to act. This GDPR legislation to protect data confidentiality was passed two years ago, after being first proposed back in 2012 !

  44. Phantom.

    Cheers, I look forward to further conversations on this

    Me too mate.

    Harri,

    I would be interested to know if GDPR includes organisation’s like the DVLA, or Councils, who sell personal data?.

    Yes it does. But unfortunately Harri, I predict at the DVLA will require you to allow them to pass your information on to private parking firms as part of the condition of holding a licence.

  45. Noel, on May 26th, 2018 at 11:28 AM Said:
    Harri, it also applies to all public authorities and agencies.

    Noel

    Many thanks, I must say, I am surprised at that.

    Dave.

    I agree, selling our data to private bailiffs, was a good earner for them. I just can’t imagine them letting that one getaway.

  46. The legislation is good in intent although no doubt some like the DVLA will find a loophole around it as both Dave & Harri allude to above.

  47. Selling data to has private bailiffs

    What exactly is being referred to here? Something to do with parking fines?

  48. Selling data to has private bailiffs

    What exactly is being referred to here? Something to do with parking fines?

  49. If issuing and collecting parking fines has been outsourced to some private firms, they naturally need to have access to the database of car owners etc. to collect the fine.

    I don’t know what the law says specifically for such cases, but I bet 100 quid to a pinch of gammon that these agencies will also be bound by the GDPR, the same as all govt and administration authorities are.

  50. Phantom,

    What exactly is being referred to here? Something to do with parking fines?

    I’ve got a small confession to me here. About 12 years ago, I was part of the team the help set up the link between the DVLA’s computer systems in Swansea and Cardiff, as well as the databases and software, for collecting this information. Authough to be fair, I didn’t know how this information is going to be used. (I was just following orders. 😁)

    Over the previous years the DVLA has been selling more and more of this information, to various privare companies. Initially it was just the parking fines, but now insurance companies and marketing companies buy this information of the DVLA.
    You have no choice, you have to register your information with the DVLA if you want to drive, it’s pretty disgusting that they are allowed to do this without your permission.
    I can see the logic of providing this information, if you committed a parking offence and haven’t paid a fine, but passing your information on without your permission for marketing purposes is a definite no no.
    I wonder if we hadn’t been part of the EU, would the UK government be pushing through this legislation.

  51. Noel,

    I don’t know what the law says specifically for such cases, but I bet 100 quid to a pinch of gammon that these agencies will also be bound by the GDPR, the same as all govt and administration authorities are.

    I can confirm they are Noel.
    The only exception to these information rules, relate to issues of national Security.

  52. passing your information on without your permission for marketing purposes is a definite no no.
    I wonder if we hadn’t been part of the EU, would the UK government be pushing through this legislation.

    Can the Gammons at the Brussels commission have access to this GDPR?.

  53. Harri

    Can the Gammons at the Brussels commission have access to this GDPR?.

    I’m not sure what you mean by that Harri. GDPR is EU regulation on data protection and privacy for all individuals in the European Union. It’s legislation you follow. Not something you have access to.

  54. Cheer Dave.

    I was just wondering if chief Gammon Barnier had demanded full access to citizens information yet?.

    😏

  55. Hold on…

    Or is it chief Gammon Juncker, Verhofstadt, Tusk, or Tejani?

    There’s so many of them it’s all so confusing.

    😏

  56. Harri.

    GDPR actually gives everyone, including those you don’t like in the EU LESS power to access your information.

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