36 thoughts on “GDPR: Why you just got bombarded with privacy policy updates

  1. 2:33
    I actually want to protect my data from the government. Not the opposite
    The Saudi government doesn't respect freedom of speech so i might get arrested because of my tweets if they got my data, my phone number, my name and where i live..

  2. why would americans care about anything outside of USA?
    and why is he saying that "goverment can really care about you when it really wants to?" you're comparing USA to EUROPE, yet you're combining them. they're not the same.

  3. Who gets the fine money is the question? Local to where the data violation occur? Are other countries are trying to rake over US companies through fine money? It looks as if "Free" has a whole new meaning in the 21st century… Unplugging certain countries from "Free Services" may have some advantages to a lot of social media outlets.

  4. The EU should promote accomplishments like this more in response to all the anti-EU morons. I get that the EU is a bureaucratic nightmare sometimes and the democratic process is so complicated that it's easy to dismiss it as undemocratic, but fighting back against mega corps like Google is only possible through unified European regulation.

  5. It's great to talk about the global player but millions of small companies are already affected in a way that they can work no more. So many are already closing their websites, logs and even Facebook fanpages. Cause the effort takes more time an power they can branch off.

    Asking for permission more often, sounds so smart. But in real ist could mean to give a privacy policy anytime before making photo or video, before save the name and number of a customer on phone or even before presenting a business card. GDPR is a monster for small companies. Just cause it dosen't make any difference in the size of the company. So a onemanshow has the same effort as the biggest player like Google or Facebook.

    Espacially in Germany companies could be warned by lawyers with a paying note. If a competitor says you will not fulfill all GDPR rules he can send a lawyer you have to pay or receive a indictment.

    And the next thing is looking around the corner. For posting and sharing editorial content, anybody has to pay. A bit like Youtube any portal has to lookup into a author database if any content is effected. But other than youtube it will not mean you could not monetize this content. It means you have to pay for or you are not able to upload. If someone would start upload something like Wikipedia now, he/she has to pay for most of the articles!

    Many free news papers in Europe already speak about the end of free information online.
    https://t3n.de/news/leistungsschutzrecht-linksteuer-uploadfilter-1086337/

  6. What's the downside of this, there is no way a totalitarian thing like EU would do anything great for the people, they want to controll everyone more and more.

  7. And how the hell are they going to check that whatever they say the data is for or whatever they do with it is legit? That's the loop, they can say one thing and privately do another. And that's good because you dont want the government to be spying on you.

  8. GDPR should be global and should not be taken as granted. We should consider it as the starting point of shielding a very important subject, as we've all seen the last couple of months, data protection. GDPR hopefully with new regulations to follow and from other countries on the matter will help increase confidence in data exchange and communication (the internet).

    Going through the regulation myself, I've put together a simple checklist of the GDPR making it as simple as possible at https://blog.xnorcode.com/gdpr-how-i-became-compliant/

  9. The font used in the thumbnail reminds me of the Overwatch Developer Update videos. "Hey guys, it's The Verge from the Overwatch team."

  10. Meanwhile in the US, Net Neutrality is almost dead while Europe just threw the big middle finger to tech companies, many of which net neutrality is hindering from complete takeover in its last remaining days. Our ISP’s must be having a great time.

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