The new EU GDPR (or DSGVO in German) comes into force on 25th May 2018.
Yes, I think that we all understand that there is a big need for more data protection, specially after the whole Facebook revelation.
I am little slow when it comes to the technical side of my blog. Yes, I have been hearing about the new data protection legislation in making, but naively, I had not made a connection with my blog.
It was only when I came across a debate on the subject on some, mainly German blogs, that I suddenly became aware that yes, it effects us bloggers as well, as we are very much a part of the social media. Some of the bloggers are even talking about closing their blogs down, because they do not understand the implication to their blog, and they do not want to be paying fines for breaching, and like probably most of us, can't afford to pay for a legal advice.
The legal side of the new legislation is overwhelming; apparently this is not a case of just ticking boxes.
I set down last night (too late in the evening in fact, and went to bed with a headache), trying to find out little more on the subject. Of course there is a lot of info out there, but it is mainly aimed at companies and organisations, most of which already have IT and a legal teams behind them.
One hopes that Blogger has already been sorting this out behind the scenes.
So, what changes do I personally (if any) need to make to my blog to comply with the new regulation? The Blogger Help pages are not very helpful - they say they can't advise on legal matters.
Great. And there doesn't seem to be anything in Blogger Setting one could just tick 😕
The option of closing down my blog really doesn't appeal, I am enjoying it too much and it has become a part of my life. So, for now I am just collection some information.
It could be just a "storm in a teacup", but if any of you know or understand more on this subject, please share.
What constitutes personal data?Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.