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Privacy and the GDPR at Mondoweiss

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You may have heard about the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that goes into effect today, May 25, 2018. This law helps safeguard your privacy and the personal information you share with websites like Mondoweiss.

While the law specifically covers European citizens, Mondoweiss is committed to protecting the privacy of all users. We have introduced a new GDPR compliant privacy policy, which can be found here, and you may have also noticed the cookie notification banner that appears periodically at the bottom of our website.

We’re excited about this new law, both as internet users and as an internet-based publisher with a global audience. Increased privacy and data transparency are critically important to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions. Anyone who reads our site periodically knows that we need stronger democratic institutions now more than ever.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please contact me at [email protected]

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Dave Reed is the Community Engagement Manager at Mondoweiss. He's been involved in the Palestine Solidarity Movement since visiting Occupied Palestine in 2004 and 2008.

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  1. Boomer
    Boomer
    May 26, 2018, 7:31 am

    I’m seeking lots of policies due to this, but in general when I read them I am left wondering exactly what they mean. As a practical matter, I’m not sure how much difference the law will make for Americans. But I’m not complaining about Mondo: I don’t perceive you guys as offenders (but what do I know?)

    • davemreed
      davemreed
      May 26, 2018, 10:08 am

      The tl;dr version is that the data you give to us, including contact info, comments you leave here on the site, browsing activity on our sites, etc. is yours and we will provide it to you when requested. We will also delete it or anonymize it on request. While the law specifically covers European citizens, we (like many other publishers) are trying to apply it across the board now because we believe it will eventually be the standard for everyone, which we support.

  2. Bandolero
    Bandolero
    May 27, 2018, 8:52 pm

    Please allow me not to be excited about the GDPR.

    For simple people running a website in Germany that law bears a high probability of four or five figure Euro costs for lawyers, court proceeding and stuff like that until the right words of what has to be said in a new disclaimer have been found.

    Internet giants like Facebook, Google and Co probably won’t have such problems with the GDPR. For them the costs to find the right formula for their disclaimers are ridiculous.

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