Tag: GDPR

An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 4 “Webmentions and Privacy”

An Indieweb Podcast: Episode 4 – Webmentions and Privacy by David ShanskeDavid Shanske from David Shanske

This week, Chris Aldrich and I got together a bit late…so I was a bit more quiet than normal.
With the GDPR regulations coming into effect in Europe May 25th, privacy seems to be on everyone’s mind. This week, we tackle what webmentions are, using them for backfeed, and the privacy implications....

I listened to (and enjoyed) the podcast last weekend but never got around to responding with a Listen Webmention to test the feature.

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Policing Each Other

The genius of GDPR is that it forces companies to police each other – Quartz

It’s the large data controllers—the companies responsible for safeguarding the data—who will drive enforcement by requiring that their data processors become compliant and cutting them off if they don’t, McGarr notes. Under GDPR, small companies not only face the financial stress of being compliant, but they will now find themselves competing with their peers for the business of large corporations based on how compliant they are. “Short term, this is a shocking competitive advantage,” said McGarr.

Aaron Tantleff, a cybersecurity expert at law firm Foley & Lardner, said: “Clearly, the drafters of the GDPR realized that by wielding such a large stick, they would be able to force companies into compliance out of fear.”

“Those who are thinking about misbehaving will find themselves with greater liability under the GDPR,” Tantleff said. “Despite the under-funded or under-resourced nature of the supervisory authorities, I do not see those entities letting companies skate by.”

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