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20 things you need to know about GDPR in simple form. Who does it affect? What impact will Brexit have and are you really ready for it? Expertise, knowledge and advice are at your fingertips. Read more:
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With the vote to exit the EU nearly a year old and article 50 having been triggered in March, how does Brexit affect our data protection requirements? In this article we talk through the effects of Brexit on GDPR. Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/gCUSwpC
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by:Ryan COYNE
Thanks Adrian, to follow on from your post. Here is also a good explanation of what GDPR compliance will look like.

https://www.compliancejunction.com/gdpr-compliance/

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by:Adrian McGarry
Thanks Ryan! As a follow-on to your follow-on, the rights are another important part of the GDPR.  Here is a further article to help explain.

https://www.beinfoready.co.uk/2017/06/13/gdpr-the-rights/
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by:Juana Villa
I already did!
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by:Kyle Santos
If it walks like a dictatorship and talks like a dictatorship, its probably a dictatorship.  I've read perspectives of Russians saying their elections are a joke...merely for the sake of appearances.  On the other side, many Russians love Putin.  Trump and Ajit Pai are trying to repeal Title 2 so ISPs can monopolize one of the last things US citizens still have their own control over.  I guess the only difference between Russia and here (USA) is when a member of the administration in Russia is let go its not treated like The Apprentice: White House edition. xD
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FCCInfographic-SocialMedia-Sina-OS.pngThe results of the net neutrality Day of Action are in! Thank you to everyone in our tech community who participated by sending comments to the FCC, emails to Congress, and called Congress. Check out the days total results reported in our article update.
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There's been a lot of discussion lately about Net Neutrality and the various pros/cons. While I'm loath to have unnecessary legislation or "solutions in search of a problem" and greatly respect those viewpoints of the debate, I've ultimately fallen on the side in favor of Net Neutrality. Nilay Patel over at The Verge pulls no punches in his eloquent article that highlights so many of the reasons that have shaped my view on the issue.

It's a long read, but well worth it. This sort of thing impacts all of us in IT and no matter what happens or what opinions you hold on the matter, I'm hopeful we can all find common ground in keeping the internet great.
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by:Kyle Santos
I called and left a message for my congressman Salud Carbajal.  Feelsgoodman.  

Experts Exchange is on the list with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?_fp=f_f5f283
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by:Mister Preston
I called Salud too!  It only took my 5 minutes.
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Loading-bar.pngToday, users from all websites and online communities are coming together to sound the alarm on the FCC's attack on net neutrality. Cable companies want to get rid of net neutrality. Without it, sites like ours could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge extra fees. Stand with Experts Exchange today and support Title II and all users' rights to free and fast internet by contacting Congress and the FCC today!
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by:ElrondCT
I mentioned blocking web sites because that's what EE focused on. But where is any evidence that "Without it, sites like ours could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge extra fees"? NONE. Is something like that theoretically possible? Yes. Is there any realistic likelihood of it happening, and not being immediately rolled back by customer protest? No. EE and other net-neut advocates are conjuring bogeymen. And complaining about hidden charges is confusing the issue--that's not a net-neut matter, but ordinary customer protection that other laws cover.

A couple of years ago, Consumer Reports magazine put out a sob story about some small business down South that depended on the Internet for its business and was afraid that without net-neut, they could be blocked and lose their customers. Anyone who really thinks ISPs are spending their time looking for small businesses to destroy is delusional. That business is far more at risk from Google changing its ad policies. I'm personally dealing with such an issue right now; Google has decided that advertising free software is a security risk, and even though I've provided certification that the free software is trial software for our own application, there are no hitchhiking apps, and we've been using Google for nearly 10 years, they've suspended my site from all Google advertising, severely limiting my ability to reach new customers. Net-neut doesn't help me in the slightest on this. Google scares me more than Comcast.
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by:Lucas Bishop
But where is any evidence that  "Without it, sites like ours could be censored, slowed down, or forced to charge extra fees"? NONE. Is something like that theoretically possible? Yes. Is there any realistic likelihood of it happening, and not being immediately rolled back by customer protest? No.

Above I linked to examples of broadband providers intentionally blocking their customers from using certain connections (while denying it), throttling them (in deceptive ways), deceptively billing them and favoring their own content services over other 3rd parties'.

Their own customers. People who generally have no other Internet option and even if they did wouldn't swallow ~$150 ETF, new equipment/activation fees, and a phone call with a retention specialist, in protest.

And you think they're unlikely to do the same thing to edge providers? They already are. Those fees will be passed on to the customer (you & I) and if the edge provider doesn't pay-to-play, then I guess we'll just sit here and watch the *buffering* that we paid our hard earned money to see.
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Here's the TL;DR version.
"Net neutrality is a longstanding digital principle that internet service providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly. This means providers cannot prefer one website or service over the other by granting unequal loading speeds or by blocking or slowing content."
Basically, this gives an internet service provider (ISP) the ability to purposefully slow down Netflix or Facebook if it wants to. "Netflix won’t disclose its Day of Action plans but says it will be “noticeable” for its users."
Sounds like they might be inclined to give its audience a taste of what this could be like?

Experts Exchange is on the list with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?_fp=f_f5f283
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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP
It's great to see EE on that list of names.
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by:Akhil Vinay Mandava
keep going guys no one can stop us.
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saveNetNeutrality_NativeAd.pngThe internet-wide Day of Action for all user's rights to net neutrality is July 12th! Take a stand by signing the petition here or leaving a comment with the FCC here on why you support Title II. (Click the "+Express" link to leave your comment.)
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