LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 285 – GDPR

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Funke, Daniel. “A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world,”
Poynter (May 22, 2018)

Poynter has created a guide for existing attempts to legislate against what can broadly be referred to as online misinformation. While not every law contained here relates to fake news specifically, they’ve all often been wrapped into that broader discussion. This guide has attempted to label different interventions as clearly as possible.

2. Powles, Julia. “The G.D.P.R., Europe’s new privacy law, and the future of the global data economy,”
The New Yorker (May 25, 2018)

The General Data Protection Regulation (G.D.P.R.), a European Union law that went into effect on May 25, vaunts two important features. The first is universality: a common set of rules and practices that apply across the Continent. The second is enforcement: the capacity for regulators to fine any company in breach of the G.D.P.R. as much as 4% of its total worldwide sales.


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Dear Hong Kong : an elegy for a city

Xu Xi explores her tumultuous relationship with Hong Kong, her personal frustrations with how the city has developed in the recent past, and how these changes have informed her decision not to spend her later years there — a farewell address to the place that has shaped so much of her own identity.




The National Geographic 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Photos that show the world: its people, places, and cultures. Photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that reveal what inspires the photographer. Explore the prize-winning photos and see the judges’ top picks.

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