Date: 2019-01-22 11:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
That fine for Google is just the begining of a two-pronged pseudo-taxation and culture of privacy attack on mostly USian transnationals.

Once PPI has exhausted itself I think we'll see those same PPI claims handling firms turn to GDPR breechs. I estimate the damages for mishandling personal data at between €600 and €6,000. Free money for all EU citizens.

Date: 2019-01-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
I see even the security lock person has been advised to use GDPR as a threat.

Date: 2019-01-22 12:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
I think Labour's position on Brexit is different in two important ways.

Firstly, Labour would rather be running Brexit as the party of government. This is very, very different from the Tories' policy of themselves running Brexit as the party of government. Secondly, the Labour Party would never elect a Brexiteer leader of the Party. By that I mean, very few of the Labour Party define themselves politically and ideologically as EuroSceptics.You won't win the Labour Leadership election by being the leader of the EuroSceptic wing of the Labour Party.

I think those fundamentals are important.

Date: 2019-01-22 12:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
Labour have elected someone who is, probably, in favour of the UK leaving the EU, on balance. No one in the Labour Party was expecting Brexit to happen when they elected him.

He did not win his election on a platform of his Brexit being the Biggest Most British Brexit that could be Brexitted in the way that Jacob Rees-Mogg might stand. It's not a central plank of his election platform to Labour Members. Rees-Mogg would campaign on an Imperial Revival ticket with his own party. Corbyn is unlikely to brand Chuka Umuna a traitor to Britain for campaigning for a second referendum. He might brand him a traitor to the proletariat and a neoliberal Blairite shill for being a social democrat.

I think the differences there are subtle but important when looking ahead.

Exactly, both parties want to be in charge, but Labour want Labour to be in charge. Even if they are doing fundamentally the same thing a Labour socio-economic disaster will surely be less worse than a Tory one. It's not the destination but the driver that matters and I don't see how you are failing to understand how this is magically better than Labour actually having a fundamentally different policy. It's exactly the same when it comes to weather, even if the sun shines just the same everyone knows that the ordinary working man or woman feels just that little bit warmer knowing that the sun is shining on them thanks to a Labour government, even if the sunshine has yet to be nationalised in the interests of the proletariat. The last truly great summer was 2009, under a Labour Government.

Date: 2019-01-22 12:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
The first point is serious. Labour are not the creature of Brexit that the Tories are.

The second point would be satirical if satire were not dead.

Date: 2019-01-22 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nojay
Corbyn's stated position on Brexit is "the six tests" which are agreed Labour Party Conference policy, not his personal opinion of the EU and Brexit.

Jeremy is old-school Labour, from the days when Conference was King. That concept got a kicking when John Smith had a heart attack and Tony Blair had an orgasm but Jeremy is still a Conference believer.

Date: 2019-01-22 12:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calimac
"Labour's position on Brexit is not materially different from the Conservatives" which is why May can argue, and I believe has argued, that if the Lib Dems don't win a majority, it counts as voter approval of her policy.

Or, in Scotland, if the SNP wins a majority. Oh, wait, they did.

Date: 2019-01-22 01:36 pm (UTC)
danieldwilliam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] danieldwilliam
Everyone knows votes in Scotland don't count.

Date: 2019-01-22 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alithea
Oh my, that smart lock start up sounds like a complete horror show! I know enough about info sec these days to know just how appalling that is, even though I couldn't really tell you how it should be done!

Date: 2019-01-22 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jack
Ah! I wonder if google will actually get better. And if they'll change how they work everywhere, or only in europe. And if they don't, if the fines will grow big enough that they have to.

I'm also like, for all the people worrying about the GDPR, it's google getting hit with 50mil fines, not some one-person charity who didn't update their email list the right way.

Date: 2019-01-22 04:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
This may be a candidate for your offs!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46963426

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