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Discussion on: GDPR Is Making Changes In Tech Data Strategy, Are you ready?

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Ross Henderson

We're working on it. We're currently building systems left right and center to be ready.

It's a fantastic move from the EU, I just don't know where stand on analytics data and that's what gets me. Is location, (read: country) data considered personal data? Personally I'd say no, but it depends on the situation.

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Judith Author

Yes, agreed. That really points to consent - imho. Creating UI experiences that put the onus on the product to provide triggers that give the user the option to consent to the retention and storage of the information is key to the success of that. What do you think?

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Ross Henderson

I think you're probably correct. But at some point it might get ridiculous consistently agreeing to every websites data policy. And I wonder how many aren't going to adhere quite as well as they should.

I've also seen a lot of people online complain saying that small business owners now have more hoops to jump through, and I just don't see how?

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Judith Author

Good point. Do you think this should be a browser issue as well? Maybe some of the responsibility could rest with browser policies. Instead of a user settings action. For example user inputs that don't just default to add/remove trusted sites. Like the options could include if/else on GDPR policies related to domain/url?

re: hoops
Regulations! Synonym for monetization.... The very reason why we fight the gov on regulating the internet. When you come up with a plan for that, let me know - we'll make >$$$ . lol

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Ross Henderson

I believe I've read somewhere that browsers will have an auto-opt-in and out, and maybe that will alleviate some stress.

The best idea I've got for that is making a new country aha.

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Judith Author

I haven't seen the browser implementation of opt/in-out yet but I was thinking it could even be an onboarding process. For example the way Chrome has a settings UI with sections. Also I was "pondering" it as part of the installation flow as well.

Yea, we do need a "new country" -- as in "United World of the Universe" or "Connected Earth". lol