In just over two short months, a significant shift in EU regulation will begin to have ripple effects on digital publishing and dissemination across the globe.
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—a comprehensive set of privacy regulations affecting any organization in the world that serves EU residents and, in the process, collects data about them—will enter enforcement. The new rules will be most transformative for social media and advertising companies that principally traffic in user data. But publications that host those ads and use the data from those platforms will be no less liable for compliance than the technology giants themselves. The penalties for violation are significant, too. Failing to meet GDPR requirements will mean fines of €20 million or 4 percent of a company’s annual global revenue, whichever is greater.
While the implications for both technology companies and publishers are potentially enormous, the regulation has seen little public discussion in the US. A new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism details how the GDPR will affect the publishing world. Below is what you need to know.
What is the GDPR?
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The GDPR is an extensive regulation designed to bring uniformity to both the nature and enforcement of data privacy for residents of the European Union. The EU has a stronger history of privacy regulation than the US, going back to the 1995 Data Privacy Directive. The GDPR builds
Read more here: https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/what-gdpr-means-for-publishers.php