I Think the GDPR Frenzy Is Over

@bagarad (12653)
Paso Robles, California
May 25, 2018 1:26am CST
I have the equivalent of a first draft of a compliant privacy policy posted on all nine of my sites and I have opt in cookie notivations banners on all of them. Everything isn't perfect yet, but I hope it's at least passable until I can wrap my head around what I really need to say. Maybe I can do something different and mostly offline tomorrow before I start seeing if those blogs were hacked when WordPress.com data was breached. I was told the crooks got access to my data. The fun never stops. I think I'll go to bed pretty soon, I couldn't fall asleep until after 4 am this morning. I hope you had a better time than I did with whatever you wanted to accomplish today.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
25 May
The deadline for DDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is today. It has been decided by the EU to protect the data and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. You can imagine how many emails I am receiving to confirm that I have read the regulations, I agree to continue to have business with that company and so and so... It's a mess.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
26 May
Hopefully it will settle down by tomorrow. After all, they are trying to help us, as they do with every new law and improvement, right? I'm not sure I really believe that.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
26 May
@bagarad It's a very badly written Law and I am not surprised coming from a bunch of EU bureaucrats. They will need to give more time to people to comply and they will need to make some statements more "understandable". I know that some big US companies have decided to stop the visits from the EU countries. I am glad that Switzerland is not part of the EU.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
30 May
@LadyDuck Very few good things come from a collection of bureaucrats.
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• Preston, England
10 Jun
hope it all gets sorted out smoothly for you
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• Preston, England
11 Jun
@bagarad I wouldn't know where to start. Hope it goes OK
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Jun
@arthurchappell I at least know that my router wasn't hacked. I tested that today.
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• Preston, England
13 Jun
@bagarad that's reassuring at least
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@Shellyann36 (11278)
• United States
10 Aug
This new regulation has caused lots of problems for many people. I hope yours is all settled.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
11 Aug
Thank you. As far as I know it is. Now WordPress is changing their editor "to improve my user experience." I'm not thrilled.
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@Shellyann36 (11278)
• United States
11 Aug
@bagarad Oh gosh, well that is something.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Aug
@Shellyann36 I guess I'll have to get used to it. I guess keeping up with all these changes is good exercise for my aging brain.
@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May
I hope you get a good night/day's sleep. My night wasn't so great with my knee in the state it's in at the moment.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
26 May
I slept, but did some yard work and cooking today and I'm sore. I'm tired and hope I can sleep. These aches and pains don't make sleep easier, do they?
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May
@bagarad No, they don't, but I did have a better night last night than the night before.
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@porwest (7046)
• United States
26 May
Never been hacked yet and it doesn't sound fun. Hope nothing was compromised.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
30 May
I don't know if I'll ever know. It's enough to make me want to completely unplug sometimes. Then I think how much I'd miss all my friends here and on Facebook and how convenient it is to pay bills online and not have to guess if the post office will get them where they need to go by the due dates.
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@mrki444 (975)
• Osijek, Croatia (Hrvatska)
25 May
I hope it won't affect to much on browsing Internet. I hope sites won't block visitors from EU.
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
26 May
I think you may have to check some boxes when you use their sites to give them permission to put cookies in your browser and accept some new terms. As long as you don't administer the site, you should be OK.
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@id_peace (7591)
• Singapore
25 May
It is a killer. Lucky that had all been settled
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@bagarad (12653)
• Paso Robles, California
26 May
I still have some polishing to do, but I'm taking a break from it now.
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