Friday, June 1, 2018

Doing my due Diligence regarding Your Data and GDPR

I’ve had no one ask me how the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation law affects this site, but I do get the prompt below within the internal admin part of Mysteries of Life, so, let me talk about that very briefly.

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I am not collecting any information about anyone, other in the very general sense of reading and comprehending whatever bits of personal information people leave in their comments. Even so, I don’t do anything commercial with any of that — I don’t mine my comment threads for personal data, and certainly don’t comb through them for sales, advertising or other commercial purposes. It’s not that kind of site, and I’m really not that interested.

And if we are being totally honest here, I don't get the volume of visitors here that would make that sort of thing useful in the first place.  I don't get many visitors here and the ones who do generally comment anonymously so I don't have much relevant user data.

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Comments Encouraged! And the nice thing about this blog is that I rarely get spam so don't need to moderate the comments.

I've set the comments up to allow anonymous users -- but I'd love it if you "signed" your comments (as some of my readers have done) just so you have an identity of sorts.