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Do my Miranda rights still apply?
Only if you actually know someone named Miranda.
But you still need Miranda’s consent.
But… but… Miranda is insisting I say who I was with last night and I really want the right to remain silent and the right to an attourney (and considering the look in her eye possibly the right to medical attention)
Okay, I could NOT have made the tone of that post more facetious. Relax.
You could have one 2576th of my soul. And you’d get a free pick on any part, not only the upper quadrant. If i had one.
Anyway, thank you for the comics.
Whoops. I only read the post until the hyperlink which I followed to read your policy… Of which I also just read the first line ?
Woah… from that link; if a web site offers “provides translation in the language of an EU country, or markets in the language of an EU country” then this thing applies. The language of Ireland (not to mention UK, which has still not Brexited yet) is English… doesn’t that mean that virtually every website on the Internet is covered? Crazy.
yea thats my question why would he care if hes in the usa go by our laws they cant expect him to follow there laws if he is not living or visiting there and even so how are they expected to monoter every website to make sure they are happy is crazy. so what id someone over there decides web comics are illegal to make is he going to stop making them to keep them happy? or that all comics must be screened for content before they are put out in the wild and charged $50.00 usd per page and… Read more »
Who does the GDPR affect?
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.
That’s what the law STATES, but if its enforcable is another kettle of fish entirely. For a law to have an effect in another nation it would have to be formalized in a treaty between the two countries and ratified by a law in the other country. One could probably argue that this site doesn’t “advertize its services” anywhere but on this site which is based in the US. If an EU national goes and retrieves data from this site they have come looking for the site. If a Frenchman drives a car in the US does he not have… Read more »
It’s easy saying “Oh, ‘xyz’ is an American company, therefore American laws apply, and users in ‘abc’ country have no rights”. But that’s not strictly true if company ‘xyz’ is actually operating inside ‘abc’ country and has data centres there. It’s actually more of a grey area than you would think. All of these multinational companies will have (or use) data centres around the globe, for example; when I use Facebook, the servers that I interact with and that use and store my data are all in Ireland, not the US. So, if Facebook is involved in the European market,… Read more »
” The language of Ireland (not to mention UK, which has still not Brexited yet) is English… doesn’t that mean that virtually every website on the Internet is covered?”
I’ve had enough Brits say they are speaking proper English while we in the US do not, that I’d be perfectly willing to say my site’s in American, not English 😎 (In all seriousness, I wouldn’t bother; I agree fully with GDPR’s principles of being able to get one’s personal info expunged from a site if they wish and being able to find out what’s done with it otherwise.)
Yes, soldier, this pretty much means war as this means the empire never had a 2nd Starcaster and we wasted our time in a cold war letting our forces be stagnant while theirs grew.
Ehh, possible but if their cold war was anything like the US-Russia one then I would imagine the Federation would at least be trying to keep up a large force just in case, especially since the other side isn’t exactly hiding that giant fleet at the edge of the border.
Sorry but the GDPR is a result of sleazy companies, they are just taking action about it.
It may be nonsense to all you colonials, but here in Europe we actually take privacy quite seriously. But never worry, the NSA is looking out for you 🙂
Balls. Here in Europe we spy just as much on each other, as NSA spy on the Americans. Don’t fool your self. Hell, it’s even worse then that. Here in Sweden, the law is crystal clear. FRA has no right to process traffic that does not cross the Swedish border. There is no agency outside FRA that can see what FRA really does with the traffic, so, no enforcing of that rule. On top of that, FRA cooperate in ongoing “training” scenarios where all the traffic they siphon of, gets sent to American, among others, (generally speaking Nato) counterparts, so… Read more »
You mean with your even more massive surveillance state than we have here in the US? Yeah. Europe is real good on privacy.
Oh yes, I’ve heard how seriously you take it when it comes to people saying mean things about immigrants online. Remember, that kind of thing is just part and parcel of living in a big city!
Seriously….you people need to revolt. Find a harbor, throw some crates of tea into it.
The reality is that the average “Joe Sixpack” is more concerned with Facebook, and the infinitely small risk of terrorism attack, then privacy. I mean, how can you even create a law that forbids a government agency (FRA) from spying on the citizens of the country, and simultaneously maintain that no external control group, no third party, no government officials can verify that the law is actually followed? (The reasoning is that only “need to know” people gets to take part of what FRA actually does with the data they receive. They claim to just discard all data associated with… Read more »
So I guess at this point the only thing left for him to figure out is which of the ships had the girl that maggot from the academy talked about. Hope it wasn’t too windy down there…
And phew, Grinny’s not there. Doubt Quell thinks it’s on ship three, but…..this is definitely one Holmesian motherfucker, and I kinda hear American Benedict Cumberbatch for him. He’ll track it before long…
I’m still here, I’m just a little busy picking shrapnel out of my teeth.
My third male heir? Tim, You wan’t my cat’s soul? Hmm, now I think about it.. you may as well.. he’s not using it….
I’ve agreed to so many EULAs without reading them in my life that, when I die, EA is going to get 1/375 of my soul, and it’s going to be evenly distributed to every other game manufacturer on the planet. Even the dead ones like Atari and THQ. Maybe it might be used in a resurrection ritual to bring them back to life.
Ha ha. Jokes on you I have no soul.
No, I think Jonathan is a Nobody
Born ginger. Hair got darker as I got older
only 1/654th? please! take more! nobody else wants it…. :/
Even more sad that some nonsense enacted by people that live on your side of the ocean resulted in this new regulation.
Then I bid you and your site adieu. I am afraid that myself and my lineage do require said 1/644th of our souls and cannot therefore agree to your new policy.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
sad that due to the behavor of some we can’t have nice things like this site. as for cort one should n’t worry about him for he has proven to be tougher then one thinks even getting out of tight situtations he is now in
Calm down, Tim claimed your soul like 15 years ago.
Darn. Guess I can’t keep reading then. No soul to give.
Wait. Do you accept souls of others in places of ours?
Any valid soul may be substituted.
Please clarify. When you say “every third male heir”, do you say that to mean my third born son, my great-grandson, or both of those and any other combination of heirs adding up to the “third male heir”?
If the last, do I need to submit any forms upon the change of “third male heir” or is that automated in your system?
Tell you what, we’ll just eenie, meenie, miney moe.
If people want to adjust the permissions on cookies, is there a link to do that? Or was it set up as a one-time thing?
Cookies options are in your browser settings
The board is set. The pieces are moving.
Not very good reception down here, glad I can still get the comic.
Your post sums it up nicely Tim. Everybody and his brother is sending me emails how much my privacy is close to their hearts, and yet somehow all the time everybody and his brother is calling me offering everything from eternal life to eternal damnation included. And cheap to boot. Is there any chance to put link to this in my emails to exact vengeance on them?
Okay, Tim, I’m sorry to draw your attention on something that isn’t comic related, but you run a business AND are way smarter than me. What does this whole OMFGWTFBBQ thing in Britain mean? Does it effect people who are mere lowly consumers in any way? Should we care? Do I need to get the torches and pitchforks and throw ANOTHER rebellion against England? The last one was real fun.
The best way to describe it, is that the Europeans or reacting to some of the abusive measures that companies like Facebook have been using, to collect data, and using that data to profit from it. From there, it even led to groups like Cambridge Analytica to use it for political means. These changes should hopefully prevent a recurrence, if I understand the legislation properly. For most people, this simply means that most websites will now require you to reconfirm your email address for subscriptions, but that’s about it. And, in the case of this website, since Tim sold the… Read more »
However, the tone of that message is toeing a fine line between “humour” and “pretentious dick”, especially with the opening line.
The book doesn’t matter, because that took place before the GDPR was in effect.
And since I no longer market to Europeans (ie, they can buy my stuff if they want but I am not pursuing them as customers) I’d actually be exempt from that particular section anyway.
The game’s afoot. I’m intrigued to see how this plays out.
If you want to thank somebody of that new legislation, look no further than global-scale companies on your side of ocean:)
Hi Tim! Great to see the Starcaster Chronicles rolling. It’s awesome story and while it departed from the “choose your own adventure” style of writing, it still feels very natural and good. I also love the jab at GDPR. It has been a pain in the bottom in my company since september, but I understand – and share – your point of view. While having good intentions, the entire regulation (heck, from the point of international law, it’s not even legally binding in some EU countries!) is hardly prepared as it should, despite two years grace period between introducting it… Read more »
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