Well they don't have to actually comply with the new stuff until May 2018 anyway.
Plus of course they don't require you to provide your real personal information - it's not like airbnb where you have to upload photo ID. If you don't want to risk it you can always be janesmith357641197643.
You need to ask them to evidence how they comply. For eg what standards of data security they use. What they store the information on. What procedures they have in place in case of a breach. Have they taken steps to comply with the GDPR.
AshleySilver And they have not said yes either, which I would have expected. I read allegations that MN does not follow data protection legislation, so I posted here expecting reassurance. The fact there is no answer, makes me think the allegations are true.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation coming into force in May 2018. Like lots of companies we’re busy working out what this means for us and have a working group in place to ensure we make any necessary changes to the way we handle data in good time.
If we need to change anything material that affects users we'll let you know.
Copyright isn’t data protection. Data protection is only an issue when daily Fail filches stories if the daily Fail knows or works out the identity of the poster. Even then there is a big fat get out in the current data protection act for journalism that it could have a good go at relying on.
Sorry I didn’t copy the bit about copyright. It’s here
You agree that you will not submit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other right owned by a third party without the express permission of the owner of the respective right.
There are loads of photos posted that users definitely don’t have the copyright of.
There are loads of photos posted that users definitely don’t have the copyright of
Of course there are. By making us agree not to submit them, MN are not responsible for the copyright infringement, the users who post them are. Though I imagine that if an infringement were brought to their attention, they would remove photos.