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Anonymous

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What impact do you see imminent GDPR in the EU bringing to digital privacy + consent?

Rubi Linares-Orozco

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posted in reply to anonymous

Great question, and this new EU regulation is getting more attention as the effective date is May 25, 2018.

This law applies to any person residing in the EU and their identifiable, personal, or sensitive data (broadly defined). In short summary, what this means to digital privacy groups, or data research, if you are a controller or processor of data obtained from persons residing in the EU this law is applicable.

So if your research, business, services are specific to EU, and you will obtain data about people in the EU this law applies- which requires explicit language in user agreements, contracts, and consent forms need to describe the current uses, and any potential future uses of the data (i.e. research). There is also a need to comply with higher security standards as well.

You can read more about the regulation here:
General Data Protection Regulations: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf
General Data Protection Regulations: https://www.eugdpr.org/