General Data Protection Regulation law - what?
Europe's General Data Protection Regulation law goes into effect May 25, 2018. The definition from Wikipedia is "The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA.
This law has been seven years in the making and, in light of other recent news about data privacy infringement, seems to be very timely. If companies and websites that you may use have a global presence (like Google), you are probably seeing an increase in "required" information bits about how that company or website is protecting your privacy and/or changes you should make to your account to increase the protection of your personal data.
Here's a link to an article in The Guardian (UK) that I was reading in my last copy of American Libraries Direct.
And an article from The New York Times May 6, 2018
Enjoy! Heidi O.