Effects of GDPR


GDPR – business or pleasure?

Do you remember GDPR (or, for mnemonic assistance, Gitte and Per)? This is one of three posts on the EU law that everybody feared last year: What did we think it was, what is it, and what effects has it had?

When the EU legislation was announced, many researchers at my department were in doubt of exactly what to do (see also: What is GDPR? A compliance guide) — and after more than a year, still no general practice has emerged.

A survey of among my research colleagues in linguistics show highly individual solutions to the new law. Researchers of social media in particular are frustrated about how to interpret the law when