Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 25, 2018

GDPR-- I Am so Out of It.

I've seen a lot of references to "the GDPR" recently. For the life of me, I couldn't see why the Euros, and everyone else, all of a sudden became so fascinated with the German Democratic People's Republic. They winked out of existence 28 years ago.

But no, it's got something to do with protection of personal data, it came into full force and effect today. It's why the Euros have recently been flogging the shit out of Google and Zuckerberg.[1]

So anyway: I don't collect your personal data. There are only two or three commenters on this blog who I have ever met. I know a few of your real names, but only because we've exchanged emails. You may have mentioned where you live, but I don't remember most of that. I think somebody lives in Phoenix, AZ, which is akin to living in Hell, but without lava raining down from the sky.

Because I'm not keeping your data, I don't know what it is that I can protect. Or why I should care. If the Euros don't like that, well, screw them.[2] The EU being the EU, there's probably a Minister for Data Protection and a thousand minions in Brussels doing fuck-all what.
[1] They richly deserve being flogged. Especially Google, which dropped the word "don't" from their original motto.
[2] Next time around, the bloody Huns can have the continent.


M. Bouffant said...

You & me both. What's worse, I knew what it meant, but my mind would still go to the ex-Eastern regime. (And every time memorandum or my reader cuts off a headline thusly: "Pres. Trum ...", I flash on an actual President, Truman.)

Did you get a message from Google on your Blogger dashboard about it? It implied they were going to slap something on Blogspot blogs, but I haven't seen anything yet.

3383 said...

I approve of it.

AOL (whose free email I still use) has apparently merged with a couple of other entities, and the new agreement appears to include them accessing my emails. I couldn't access my emails (to collect and migrate every entity that is allowed to email me) without agreeing. The available privacy controls don't control much.

It's getting harder to go online without a lot of personal info being accessible. And we know how well our info is guarded once they get it.

dinthebeast said...

I ran into a couple of "update your data privacy settings" boxes this morning before I figured out what was going on.
Having run with outlaws for a considerable length of time, I just don't put anything online that I would hate turning up somewhere inconvenient.
I find those things get fewer in number the older I get.

-Doug in Oakland

Ole Phat Stu said...

I blog in Europe, so I have written a conformancy statement for my blog.

Perhaps this can help you understand what the EU wants?

Comrade Misfit said...

Stu, thanks, but what are they going to do to me? Take away my birthday?

Ole Phat Stu said...

Fine you heavily, CM.

Comrade Misfit said...

I haven’t been in Europe in decades. This is a non-commercial blog, I don’t transact any business in Europe. In short, I don’t consent to their jurisdiction.