From privacy buffs to just regular internet users, the past few weeks have been filled with headlines, emails and blog posts all focused on changes to privacy laws and policies across Europe.
The law, broadly dubbed “General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),” is focused on enhancing protection for consumers within the European Union (EU) and outside of it. The policy was issued by European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of European Union, and if you’re interested in learning more about the specifics of the law, its creation, and its intended outcomes, you can check out more from the European Commission, here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-protection-eu_en
If you’re the kind of doer who wants to read the law itself, feel free to take a gander here: https://gdpr-info.eu/
But if you’re more in the TL;DR camp, the main goal of the law is to give people more control and protection over their personal information. It also creates a simple and clear standard for all companies doing any business in the EU, which ultimately will make it easier for Fiverr and its community of doers in Europe to keep on doin’.
While these laws were introduced in 2016, they’re going into effect on May 25, which means everyone should expect approximately 1,000 more emails letting you know the change is coming in the next couple of days.