Archiv: GDPR


17.02.2019 - 12:55 [ ZDNET.com ]

GAO gives Congress go-ahead for a GDPR-like privacy legislation

An independent report authored by a US government auditing agency has recommended that Congress develop internet data privacy legislation to enhance consumer protections, similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

26.05.2018 - 13:13 [ Techdirt ]

The GDPR: Ghastly, Dumb, Paralyzing Regulation It’s Hard To Celebrate

The rational panic we see in the flurry of emails we’ve all been getting, with subject lines of varying degrees of grief, and often with plaintive appeals to re-join previously vibrant subscriber communities now being split apart by regulatory pressure, reveals fundamental defects in the regulation’s implementation. As does the blocking of EU users by terrified entities afraid that doing so is the only way to cope with the GDPR’s troubling scope.

The GDPR’s list of infirmities is long, ranging from its complexity and corresponding ambiguity, to some notably expensive requirements, to the lack of harmonization among crucial aspects of member states‘ local implementations, to the failure of many of these member states to produce these local regulations at any point usefully in advance of today, and to the GDPR’s untested global reach. And they fairly raise the concern that the GDPR is poorly tailored to its overall policy purpose.

04.04.2018 - 01:52 [ Reuters ]

Exclusive: Facebook CEO says no plans to extend all of European privacy law globally

Zuckerberg told Reuters in a phone interview that Facebook already complies with many parts of the law ahead of its implementation in May. He said the company wanted to extend privacy guarantees worldwide in spirit, but would make exceptions, which he declined to describe.