Criticism of GDPR is smelly – and it’s not good

Last month, at last, the most awaited piece of media legislation in history has hit the real world. The Global Data Protection Regulation is a 2016 law but gave two long years for publishers to comply – and it was not enough, so publishers restricted or blocked European users from using to avoid the risks that possible fines could come. An outrage was expected, as accusations of privacy breach is unavoidable, but a second one, I must say, surprised me: the allegation of the GDPR as the instrument of governments to create a “Splinternet”, a Web that is not equal for everyone. It may well be an issue here, but it seems much more of a well-done work of marketing, PR and legal teams of the tech giants to demonise a step ahead to protect privacy. The democracy attackers are no longer only fat white old males pulling the strings of monopolistic corporations. Now, trendy, cool, well-educated, liberal √©lites across the Western world are helping corporations and slices of government to gnaw individual rights unceasingly. Continue reading “Criticism of GDPR is smelly – and it’s not good”