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What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? ... and e-Privacy Directive
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Washington, DC
Thursday, October 5, 2017


What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Here's what Wikipedia says:


How will this affect you?

Here's a tweet that shows who GDPR affects..


The text reads:  Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company's location.

Also please follow my Twitter account at www.Twitter.com/RightsCouncil  --- you can see my tweets on this. 

....and if you like join the social network I've set up at www.PrivacyRightsCouncil.org  -- We send a weekly summary email to keep you up to date with both GDPR and the e-Privacy Directive.

...and the other shoe that will drop soon is:  the e-Privacy Directive

Here's a page that shows Frequently Asked Questions on the e-Privacy Directive


Points covered in the FAQ are:

What activities are covered in the ePD?

** the confidentiality and security of communications

** traffic and location data produced by personal devices

** tracking of users, including by using personal devices (e.g. for behavioural advertising purposes)

** cookies

** security measures in personal devices

** itemised billing

** calling line identification

** public and private directories

** spam and unsolicited calls for marketing purposes

** data breach notifications (later specified by EU Regulation 611/2013)

One of the most intesting wrinkles of the e-Privacy Directive is that not only do you have to disclose to visitors that you are using cookies, but you have to offer to those who refuse cookies the same accesss to the site that you give to those who do accept cookies -- that is you can't put up a "cookie wall."

Mission Statement:

The problem is privacy standards in the USA are broken and out of date.

We advocate worldwide standards -- like the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be legally required on May 25, 2018 -- it will affect most internet sites that are available in the UK and Europe. 

Our impact is better policy to serve the interests of all intenet users, our members and sponsors.

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