GDPR

A lot of people in my reader are talking about  General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.   I am not sure what this is,  I suspect it is about me protecting the data about my visitors and commenters.  Maybe I am wrong.

Rest assured,  your data is safe with me, if I know where the data is.  Or even what that data is. I know some of my visitors here in person, some not so much. Some of you go under pseudonyms, some not so much.  I have never searched or stalked, beyond what I read directly as your words, and am in no other form of social media to make correlations and cross references.  I never go to the back end of WP to check stuff..for all I know my spam mailbox is overflowing and the reader stats plummetting, but my thing now is to just write, read, comment, respond and move on.

If there is something else I need to do to protect my blog and its visitors, I am sure I will learn in due course.  If you think there is something I should do, please educate me.

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11 thoughts on “GDPR

  1. Carol

    I think GDPR is the regulation the EU just passed, regulating how data collected by companies from users (like us) can be used. I don’t think it involves anything we do with our blogs.

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      1. Carol

        Yes, it does – but apparently the EU has legislators that can get together and agree on something. I haven’t read the regulation, but I assume it applies to all who do business via the internet in the EU – like Facebook, Google, etc. What they do with data they collect in other countries will be determined by each country.

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  2. Bikramjit

    This is giving me headache all this GDPR pallava.. all companies were asleep and woke up just a week before 25th amd now panicking.

    WordPress are the data controllers who will have to sort something ..we are just using there platform hence i think we should be safe as such it is more of keeping personal data safe and as you said its not with us but kept on wordpress servers..

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    1. Gobblefunkist Post author

      Makes sense. And I believe that it is up to the individual to be careful about what they put out there on the net. We are ultimately responsible for our own information.

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  3. Brian Lageose

    My understanding is that you are only affected if you have added widgets or functionality that “collects” information from visitors. (The most common example of this would be those sites where you have to enter an email address, etc before you can leave a comment, but there are other situations such as polls and surveys, depending on the nature of what you are asking the readers to enter or select.) If you’ve never added anything fancy to your blog aside from the basic theme that you selected, you should be good. However, as others have mentioned, things may change as the kinks are worked out and new situations are identified…

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    1. Gobblefunkist Post author

      The good thing about being a technology idiot is that I wouldn’t have any frills in the blog. It sometimes pays to be stupid 🙂 Unless of course, WP itself is doing all this collection from my account, in which case, there’s nothing I can do short of closing down.

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