Vittorio Banfi But yet you are comfortable mentioning North Korea and China in the same article.
Vittorio Banfi But yet you are comfortable mentioning North Korea and China in the same article.
Michelle Greer
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Yes, I am. The step between regulations and censorship/monitoring is thin in my opinion. It’s not in yours, I get it. It’s a free web :)

GDPR is not even enforced yet. True. My point is: if you make a mental experiment and pretend that it was enforced back when the CA breach happened. What would have happened?

No difference, in my opinion.

Facebook was not breaching GDPR by giving access to your data to third party after your consent. You are also able to delete your data (check) and ask for a download of your data (check), the Facebook T&C prevent a developer from selling data to another party (check). Facebook was exposing to your public data to scrapers and developers (check for GDPR as long as users are ok with it, and they all accepted the Privacy policy and the T&C). Facebook allows advertisers to retarget users based on their Facebook ID without checking how this Facebook ID was retrieved (check, this is not breaching GDPR). About this point, let me precise: Facebook is not in breach as the ID or the emails are hashed so that there is no exchange of personal information. I can elaborate if you want, but it’s a workaround. It’s always been there.

Result?

CA acquires the IDs, builds a model geared toward ads micro-targeting, and GDPR did not prevent anything.

So if GDPR style regulation is not effective, which regulation may be effective?

2. North Korea and China control both how and what you share on social media. The two things go together. It’s not possible to control what you share if you don’t control how you share. You think that controlling how we share and communicate, is not the first step in controlling what we share. You think that consolidating the market into a few players using regulations is not the first step in controlling what we share. I think it is. The web is free because of the competition it creates. Again, it’s my opinion.