In this episode, we look at the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Europe has a long history of thinking more deeply and formally about privacy than the US. We start by looking at the 1995 Data Protection Directive - which laid down a great set of principles long before the widespread use of the Internet or Cloud. Then in 2000 as a reaction to US world-scale applications like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, the EU developed the Safe Harbor principles, which US companies fought and eventually overturned in 2015. From the ashes of Safe Harbor, the Privacy Shield agreement emerged in 2016. The GDPR went into effect in 2018 with the intention of "getting it right". It turns out that unless a University wants to use GDPR to define a relationship with their educational technology vendors, it is pretty much ignored. Some cultures and some schools make good use of GDPR and others simply ignore it. This podcast is more about the Foibles and Flaws of GDPR. In an upcoming podcast we will flip and look at the regulation and where is is used and applied well. Music: Peacefully by E'S Jammy Jams
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Builds on GDPR from a philosophical point of view. And all the work in Europe really has laid a tremendous Phyllis , a groundwork for privacy going forward. And if you want, and you'll use it wisely, it's a great law, but it just doesn't seem to be used. Law use wisely across the board and people aren't scared of it. So they don't really comply if they don't want to comply. So, so we're gonna talk about this more upcoming podcasts, both of GDPR, what it is, how it works, how it can be used well, and the California consumer privacy act and how that a, yet better step in the right direction with the, with more appropriate kind of tooth . So we'll see you then. Cheers.Speaker 1:
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