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Morning, everybody. How you doing today on this episode of the show. I want to bring back that dreaded four-letter word or acronym not the F1. That's the G1 gdpr been a little while since we've heard about it. But over the last week and a half John Porter from The Verge is had to absolutely fantastic articles and come out around some core issues related to gdpr.

Now the first one John was covering the record-setting fine that the French privacy commissioner a scene in I had to put down against Google. So it's 50 million euro and essentially the ruling which Google is going to appeal was that Google makes it too difficult for people to understand what day they're giving up and how that data is being used.

That's a fantastic ruling in the favor of citizens and of users gaining back control over their privacy because one of the core tenants of gdpr wasn't just that Innovations need to do better at protecting the information. They need to be far clearer and transparent in what they're doing with all this information.

So for this ruling to come down from the French data commissioner to say that Hey, listen, you need to do a better job Google of making it clear so that the average citizen can understand what's going on. That's historic and hopefully it's one of many coming out against a lot of tech companies in the reason why I say that is because this seems to be the only way that people can get out of the engineering mindset.

So I'm not attributing any malice any bad intent on the part of tech companies. I just know as a software developers and Engineers a scientist. You can be really hard to take yourself out of your own mind set to put it into the other to somebody else's shoes and get their perspective.

So I know we are talking to average citizens if I spoke to my parents I said, do you understand what this dialogue says, they're going to say no, they don't understand what kind of data Google is collecting them or how they're collecting it that they are, you know fluent.

Pictures of of Technology they understand how to use the stuff. They just don't understand the implications. So it's good to see these kind of rolls come down mainly just to see that switch, you know, because money is what's going to drive business decisions and hopefully people search realize it's a business decision to make it clear to understand this data.

I'm on the same side the second article from John and again, I'll leave these down down below. So you guys can read these yourselves was that he has a European citizen made a perfectly valid request to the four major companies to Facebook to Google Amazon to Apple that I want to know what you know about me that is a fully within his rights as a US citizen under gdpr and it took a couple days off for some Amazon took the full 30 days as Allowed by The Regulators time to get back at gigs upon gigs of information like you get over a hundred and thirty gigs of information back about himself, but his was that all of it was in really interesting formats made a really difficult to understand some of it now Facebook.

Will you do a download from Facebook just like Twitter? Yeah. I should get a little bit of a web. Face understand some of the data on Google and Amazon not so much. And again this comes back to that point of clarity around gdpr. It is not just a legal line of what companies are allowed to do and what they're not allowed to do its intention and I know it's really hard to describe at intent to legislation and regulation but the idea the driving force or principle behind gdpr was that it's your data and you should have full control over you should fully understand.

What does usages how people are you taking advantage of that data? It's no longer what most tech companies believe which is I'm going to gather data and put on a bucket and pull it out as required. I'm you need to state uses show in Canada. We've had this for years, but you know, I was do a little bit of a litmus test when I'm dealing with different organizations asking them.

Okay. So what are you going to use this information for and you know, do you have a data privacy contact which is been Canadian law for a very long time. If you only collect information that you owe the state for the specific purpose and can only use it for that purpose.

So fly Ask you for your email address so that I can send you updates about the show. I can only send you updates about this show. I can't send you on something else. I can't try to pitch you something. I am completely unrelated to it. So it's not a hard-and-fast line, but it's it's pretty clear I minutes in line with gdpr I have but it's amazing.

How come how many companies are aware that that's their responsibility to set things up like that. So this ruling against Google yes is going to hit them on the wallet, but it may make things change same with The Shining a light on what day do you can get back from personal question how difficult it is to use? Hopefully this is another step along the long process of switching on power back to the users to control our own data as opposed to the massive ecosystem of companies that are leveraging our Dana profiting from her data are reselling are they that have any number of things that's going on without our knowledge without are on participation and we'll see what happens.

Let me know hit me up online at Mark and see a for those of you on the blogs in the comments down below as always for podcast listeners and everybody. By email me at Mark and. CA what are your thoughts on gdpr on this fine, or how well you're aware of how your data is being used in what Manner hope to talk to you online and we'll see how the next show.

Morning, everybody. How you doing today on this episode of the show. I want to bring back that dreaded four-letter word or acronym not the F1. That's the G1 gdpr been a little while since we've heard about it. But over the last week and a half John Porter from The Verge is had to absolutely fantastic articles and come out around some core issues related to gdpr.

Now the first one John was covering the record-setting fine that the French privacy commissioner a scene in I had to put down against Google. So it's 50 million euro and essentially the ruling which Google is going to appeal was that Google makes it too difficult for people to understand what day they're giving up and how that data is being used.

That's a fantastic ruling in the favor of citizens and of users gaining back control over their privacy because one of the core tenants of gdpr wasn't just that Innovations need to do better at protecting the information. They need to be far clearer and transparent in what they're doing with all this information.

So for this ruling to come down from the French data commissioner to say that Hey, listen, you need to do a better job Google of making it clear so that the average citizen can understand what's going on. That's historic and hopefully it's one of many coming out against a lot of tech companies in the reason why I say that is because this seems to be the only way that people can get out of the engineering mindset.

So I'm not attributing any malice any bad intent on the part of tech companies. I just know as a software developers and Engineers a scientist. You can be really hard to take yourself out of your own mind set to put it into the other to somebody else's shoes and get their perspective.

So I know we are talking to average citizens if I spoke to my parents I said, do you understand what this dialogue says, they're going to say no, they don't understand what kind of data Google is collecting them or how they're collecting it that they are, you know fluent.

Pictures of of Technology they understand how to use the stuff. They just don't understand the implications. So it's good to see these kind of rolls come down mainly just to see that switch, you know, because money is what's going to drive business decisions and hopefully people search realize it's a business decision to make it clear to understand this data.

I'm on the same side the second article from John and again, I'll leave these down down below. So you guys can read these yourselves was that he has a European citizen made a perfectly valid request to the four major companies to Facebook to Google Amazon to Apple that I want to know what you know about me that is a fully within his rights as a US citizen under gdpr and it took a couple days off for some Amazon took the full 30 days as Allowed by The Regulators time to get back at gigs upon gigs of information like you get over a hundred and thirty gigs of information back about himself, but his was that all of it was in really interesting formats made a really difficult to understand some of it now Facebook.

Will you do a download from Facebook just like Twitter? Yeah. I should get a little bit of a web. Face understand some of the data on Google and Amazon not so much. And again this comes back to that point of clarity around gdpr. It is not just a legal line of what companies are allowed to do and what they're not allowed to do its intention and I know it's really hard to describe at intent to legislation and regulation but the idea the driving force or principle behind gdpr was that it's your data and you should have full control over you should fully understand.

What does usages how people are you taking advantage of that data? It's no longer what most tech companies believe which is I'm going to gather data and put on a bucket and pull it out as required. I'm you need to state uses show in Canada. We've had this for years, but you know, I was do a little bit of a litmus test when I'm dealing with different organizations asking them.

Okay. So what are you going to use this information for and you know, do you have a data privacy contact which is been Canadian law for a very long time. If you only collect information that you owe the state for the specific purpose and can only use it for that purpose.

So fly Ask you for your email address so that I can send you updates about the show. I can only send you updates about this show. I can't send you on something else. I can't try to pitch you something. I am completely unrelated to it. So it's not a hard-and-fast line, but it's it's pretty clear I minutes in line with gdpr I have but it's amazing.

How come how many companies are aware that that's their responsibility to set things up like that. So this ruling against Google yes is going to hit them on the wallet, but it may make things change same with The Shining a light on what day do you can get back from personal question how difficult it is to use? Hopefully this is another step along the long process of switching on power back to the users to control our own data as opposed to the massive ecosystem of companies that are leveraging our Dana profiting from her data are reselling are they that have any number of things that's going on without our knowledge without are on participation and we'll see what happens.

Let me know hit me up online at Mark and see a for those of you on the blogs in the comments down below as always for podcast listeners and everybody. By email me at Mark and. CA what are your thoughts on gdpr on this fine, or how well you're aware of how your data is being used in what Manner hope to talk to you online and we'll see how the next show.