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5 months 1 week ago #193 by sozzled
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There has been a lot of discussion about the new GDPR coming into effect from 25 May 2018, a lot of which will will probably not affect Australian-based web businesses (in much the same way as the European "cookie laws" also have no impact on us here in Australia). If, however, people here are concerned or interested in what's happening in Europe as far as personal privacy is concerned, they're invited to see how the Joomla project is responding to these matters.

In any case, Australian-based web businesses are subject to Australian privacy law and web developers should factor those requirements in designing websites that are primarily targeted at Australian users/consumers. The GDPR is not a substitute for Australian privacy/consumer law.

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5 months 1 week ago #194 by Laurie
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Is Britain part of the EU for the purpose of the GDPR?

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5 months 1 week ago #195 by sozzled
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The poms are feeling a bit ratty about the GDPR and, given that the lead protagonist behind the GDPR features to be included in J! 3.9 is none other than Brian Teeman, yeah, I guess that Britain is "part of Europe" as far as this is concerned. If you read my input in the topic www.joomla.org/announcements/release-new...and-joomla-3-10.html I received the rounds of the kitchen for my effort.

Were it not for the GDPR and some feeling within the Joomla development team that the project needed to address it, there wouldn't've been a J! 3.10. I'm surprised that, when the "cookie law" was passed, the Joomla project didn't accommodate it as part of the CMS—they left it to third-party developers to build "cookie law compliance" for those website owners who might've been affected.

Were it not for the potential penalties affecting website owners whose businesses operate within Europe, the GDPR is a bit of a farce—the nanny state operating on steroids—and, let's agree on one thing: the GDPR has spawned a new industry! There are people claiming to be "certified GDPR consultants"; one of them is presenting a topic at this year's J&B in Cologne, Germany (see jandbeyond.org/programme.html?view=speaker&id=186 ).

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