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Topic # 236073 16-May-2018 19:27
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For those who have websites, what are you going to do regarding the GDPR?

You have less than 10 days to implement something if you have any european visitors.

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  Reply # 2017127 16-May-2018 19:33
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This is a european law right?  So if a nz website stores the details of a european which does not comply with the GDPR, I don't see how the EU can do anything about it. 

 

Although I guess companies that have more significant business with the EU region would want to comply anyway to avoid any hassles. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2017133 16-May-2018 19:43
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surfisup1000:

This is a european law right?  So if a nz website stores the details of a european which does not comply with the GDPR, I don't see how the EU can do anything about it. 



But alas, you have to... I am not a lawyer but yes if you are dealing with any information regarding EU users like cookies/ip address/email address etc you have to do something.

If you have AdSense for example you can’t show the Ads until they consent to the cookies.

Although I guess companies that have more significant business with the EU region would want to comply anyway to avoid any hassles. 


 


 


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  Reply # 2017139 16-May-2018 19:58
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I've seen several articles stating that it applies outside the EU but haven't been able to find any further details. If I don't comply with GDPR then what NZ law have I violated? If I haven't violated NZ law then how can I get in trouble for it if my servers and I are in NZ? Can someone clarify?

 

Edit: The only article I've been able to find so far that addresses the question directly is this one, which states that "in practice EU data protection regulators may find it difficult to enforce their decisions against organisations that do not have assets in the EU". It goes on to say that you're supposed to have a "representative" in an EU country that they can take action against, but again I don't know what would happen if you didn't have this representative.




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  Reply # 2017145 16-May-2018 20:05
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Here is the official information from NZTE.

https://www.privacy.org.nz/assets/Uploads/EUMR-The-principles-of-the-GDPR-09-2017.pdf

It basically says if you don’t understand, you should talk to your own lawyer.

People putting their head in the sand could cause them issues.

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  Reply # 2019276 20-May-2018 10:47
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12054476

 

As it was an EU law, Kiwi businesses didn't necessarily have to pay the fines.

 

But if a number of New Zealand companies flouted the law, Parry believed, it was possible that the EU could try to shame us.

 

As I thought, the EU have no jurisdiction to enforce this law in New Zealand. 

 

Although, international law is complex and detailed in various bi-lateral treaties and UN agreements. 

 

I think a foreign government can extradite as long as the foreign crime is also a crime here in New Zealand. And, breaching the GDPR is certainly not a crime here. 


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Easiest thing to do is probably to block traffic from the EU.





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