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Michał Górny mgorny at
Sun Jul 7 07:43:55 CEST 2019

On Sun, 2019-07-07 at 07:22 +0700, Konstantin Boyandin via Gnupg-users
> I believe this subject is way off the mailing list, but just my 5 cents.
> 1. GDPR, as any other bloated, convoluted, written in inhuman juridical 
> language law, mostly benefits two kinds of people: lawyers and 
> government-related officials. It incurs a lot of ado and expenses, gives 
> vast grounds for power abuse and so on and so forth.

It also benefits third kind of people: new companies that specialize
in GDPR busywork.

> As a side effect, it somewhat helps ordinary people to control the usage 
> of their personal data. Since data lifespan on the Net is hardly 
> controllable in whole, the abuse potential of GDPR is limitless. Cheer 
> the politicians for this excellent masterpiece of legislation.

'Helps' is a big word.  Any company sufficiently evil to abuse your
personal data will continue to do so, and ignore any requests to
the contrary.

> As many such laws (the closest example of similarly inadequate law is 
> Russian Federal Law #152, "On personal data") are introduced worldwide, 
> they will strike a lethal blow to majority of small and medium 
> businesses, and cripple the base of normal human communication.

Exactly.  Some companies just close, some live hoping their non-
compliance won't be caught.  And by 'non-compliance', I'm not talking
about personal data abuse, just not meeting the nonsense.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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