New Privacy Regulations In Europe Go Into Effect
May 25, 2018 – Newsletter by Jason J. Baker: Europe proves once again that it has the capacity to regulate itself right smack off the face of planet earth. The question isn’t if – its when that will happen… New European Privacy Laws haven’t stopped short of Seaplanemagazine.com and we have implemented the applicable rules on our pages. Wondering about nearly 11.ooo words of legal mumbo jumbo?
The Majority Of Our Readers Know Crazy Laws
Did you know that in California it’s illegal to shoot at any game from a moving vehicle unless the target is a whale and the vehicle is a boat? Pretty sure you didn’t know that in Ohio, a police officer may bite a dog if the officer thinks it may help calm the dog down. In Nevada, you may not drive a camel on any interstate. In Baltimore, you are not allowed to bring a Lion to a movie theater. Almost nobody will beat Oklahoma, where it’s illegal to have a sleeping donkey in a bathtub after 7 PM. In India, a wife may kill her cheating husband, except she may not use anything but her bare hands…
One thing is for sure: Nothing beats the wrath of European courts and attorneys if they find out that you didn’t do everything in your power to protect your readers and visitors from privacy invasion.
Instead of writing articles or working on guest editorials, 9 hours of time was spent to get our Privacy – Terms of Service and Cookie policies up to date, so that they withstand the scrutiny of attorneys who will be out looking to sue website operators for violations against the newest and most draconian European privacy and cookie laws.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. With nearly 26.000 monthly visitors we are a small fish in a big pond, however our audience is truly international and Europe presents a growing and important market for our magazine. Complying with the law would be a sensible act.
You may have noticed increased E-Mail traffic in your inboxes in the last few weeks due to the obligation to inform newsletter recipients and website users about the new laws. Most took the opportunity to include their new privacy rules. Since we don’t have a newsletter, here is your update – containing a total of nearly 11.000 lawyer written words, dutifully compiled in English and partly in German, so that no potential victim goes to bed without realizing that data runs our planet and especially our industry, these days. We don’t play any of the nasty games many others do, so there is some confidence in not receiving too many complaints…
Please refer to the links and resources below to get yourself up to date on how Seaplanemagazine.com collects data. Of importance for us is that you realize that data (which every website naturally collects) here is never shared, made available or sold to anyone. Neither do we engage in lead generation schemes or ask you for information and data in order to provide you with exclusive or privileged content. Even paid advertorials would be properly disclaimed, if we had any to show.