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3 ways California is leading the country in digital rights

In the past, California has exerted something like a gravitational pull on the rest of the United States; in both legislation and civil liberties, where the Golden State goes — with its 12 percent of the U.S. population and 14 percent of the country’s GDP — the U.S. has often followed. Digital rights advocates can...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s why Twitter’s locking people out of their accounts

It’s been just a few days since Europe’s GDPR rules went into effect and the regulations have already had a pretty disastrous effect on a large number of Twitter users.  Over the past week, the company’s been suspending the accounts of people who joined Twitter before they were 13 — even if they’re now older...CONTINUE READING
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Congrats to ‘The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson on the #1 GDPR meme

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… we are updating our privacy policy. In the run-up to GDPR, the European Union’s new data privacy directive (which goes into effect Friday), people across the internet have been bombarded with emails and pop-ups from brands disclosing updates to their terms of service.  SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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How to use GDPR to clean out your inbox once and for all

You might have noticed a slew of odd-looking emails landing in your inbox lately. Desperate subject lines like “please don’t go” and “is it really over” abound.  These thirsty emails aren’t the handiwork of a scorned ex—they’re from brands complying with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation by asking us if we’d like to remain...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook rolls out GDPR privacy checkups worldwide

It’s the final countdown. The deadline for compliance with Europe’s new privacy laws, the GDPR, is Friday, May 25. That means that companies across the internet are asking, in plain and recognizable language, all of their customers to review usually-skipped over privacy settings — including Facebook. Hallelujah. SEE ALSO: Europe’s new internet regulations should make...CONTINUE READING
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GDPR email subject lines sound even more desperate than your ex lovers

Cast your eye through the reams of unread emails currently rattling around your personal inbox and you’ll see a string of subject lines resembling break-up texts.  If your inbox is anything like mine in the run-up to GDPR coming into effect on 25 May, then your inbox will be bursting with subject lines like: “is...CONTINUE READING
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Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR

Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe’s tough new data law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight requirements on how companies deal with personal data.  SEE ALSO: Sit back, relax, and let GDPR legislation...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Europe, Gdpr, Instapaper, Law, Tech

Sit back, relax, and let GDPR legislation lull you into a peaceful slumber

Drifting off to the land of nod is hard in this day and age, especially when we’re not entirely sure what companies are doing with our personal data.  But, GDPR—a.k.a. Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation—might offer up a little peace of mind for those of us residing in the European Union. Not only that,...CONTINUE READING
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