The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is...

A crackdown on American monopolies such as Google, Microsoft, or Facebook.
4% (2 votes)
A bureaucratic burden for European SMEs in favour of large American monopolies.
0% (0 votes)
Beneficial for European companies by forcing them to handle what data they have more carefully.
96% (47 votes)
Total votes: 49

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On my opinion, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation is the instrument of the personal data protection i.e. of the privacy protection. As for me, it's the biggest advantage of this legal act.
Total votes: 7
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The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is the urgent necessity. The regulation is an essential step to strengthen individuals' fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by clarifying rules for companies and public bodies in the digital single market. Stronger rules on data protection entitle people to control over their personal data as well as facilitate businesses benefits.
Total votes: 9
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I think that the protection of personal data is a necessary next step in the development of information technology that has embraced all areas of human life. Usually this is an additional cost for companies and if big firms are able to implement it, then for small firms, these costs can become overwhelming but it is necessary in modern life. The legislation on personal data protection should operate globally for the safety of people's lives. I hope that in the near future, every computer, smartphone, ... will have a special program, which as an antivirus will warn about the need to protect specific personal data and the possibility of information threats to them.
Total votes: 7
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I vote number 3. GDPR is the best thing that happened since the beginning of the internet for the average users. For the companies and especially for those wich trade databases is a complication. But, as in the last video, they need „data hygiene” and we, of course, we need to know how our PII(personal identifying information) is used. Even with these rules, EU citizens are not 100% protected but is a big step. But you can ask to be forgotten, to stop annoying newsletters, to be informed about how a company uses your data. Big American companies Facebook, Google, Microsoft declared they apply GDPR globally since EU members are representing a large part of their business. EU SMEs must comply with this regulation and sure is a bureaucratic burden. But this must happen one day and is for all companies with EU clients. Fines are very high 20 mln Euros or 4% of turnover which one is higher. GDPR is not for Police, Hospitals, governments agencies, even journalists. So 25 May 2018 is an important date for internet history.
Total votes: 11
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I agree with the third statement, that GDPR is EU regulation that is aimed to protect the data of european users. But this regulation influenced not only EU but the whole world. All worl is connected by busines and trade relations. Data protection may create some pop ups and e-mail requesting access to your data but I don`t think that it is a problem. Personal data might be protected with help of this regulation from scandals like with Cambrige analytica I believe. And it should not be restiction for busines or big US companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook. They just need to accept this regulation and make it easier to regular users understand what is going on.
Total votes: 9
Peer vote

GDPR affects every company, but the hardest hit will be those that hold and process large amounts of consumer data: technology firms, marketers, and the data brokers who connect them. Even complying with the basic requirements for data access and deletion presents a large burden for some companies, which may not previously have had tools for collating all the data they hold on an individual. But the largest impact it has on firms whose business models rely on acquiring and exploiting consumer data at scale. If companies rely on consent to process data, that consent now has to be explicit and informed – and renewed if the use changes.
Total votes: 7
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Even if I, usually, view burdensome regulations on data and data access in particular as being rather unsavory, and I prefer to see the "meta-data" of the world being as available and free as possible, I do believe that when it comes to personal information, especially when we take in consideration the vulnerabilities of a companies clientele, extra regulations are not only needed but should also be mandatory, regardless of the unavoidable political conundrums and controversies. Personal information is today, in the era of globalized information, extremely susceptible to many sources of thereat, like identity theft or credit card schemes. GDPR regulations establish a minimum firewall against these threats and at least make sure that the more frequent types of risk can and are be avoided. That being said, that does not mean that this type of regulation has to extend to any brand of information, information and especially online databases should be kept as free as possible.
Total votes: 6
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GDPR affects all companies, but those who own and process large amounts of data, such as tech companies and traders, will be hit hardest. We are talking about data leaks, as happened with Cambridge Analytica. But on the other hand, how can a company be forced to provide transparency on algorithms, for example? Digital security experts have already warned that users are exposed to sophisticated phishing scams. For example, companies can send false GDPR notifications to customers requesting them to verify their login or personal information.
Total votes: 7
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As my colleague, Romulus, said, May 25th, 2018 was an important day both for companies and for ordinary internet users. The privacy and data protection issues have been in the news for several times, especially since the beginning of 2018. Cambridge Analytica is an American company that has earned data from more than 50 million Facebook users. This is one of the most known and discussed case which talks about the protection of personal data. Of course, besides Cambridge Analytica, there are many other examples of cases where users data were exploited without their consent. Data Protection Directive, predecessor of the GDPR, was has been effect since 1995 when DPD served as a data protection guide for all European organizations. The European Parliament voted for GDPR during the first semester of 2016 and after that it gave organizations a grace period to help them prepare for the transition. GDPR is driven by some principles, principles which should drive data collectin, handling and analysis, by all organizations that gather, control and process personal data. Broadly, GDPR wants transparency, fairness and lawfulness. In the same time processing of personal data should be specified and explicit because all users need to know the purpose for which the data was collected. Ensuring security, integrity and confidentiality is another GDPR mission.
Total votes: 9
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I have certainly chosen the third option "Beneficial for European companies by forcing them to handle what data they have more carefully". I'm all about safe use of social networks and the security of my personal data, since I have no idea who, how and why they are using them. There is always a possibility that my data can be hacked and this can bring me material and psychological losses. So, I hope The EU's General Data Protection Regulation is going to protect me from misusing my PERSONAL data.
Total votes: 7
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