Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

June 28, 2019

If you’re creating web content that’ll be viewed in the European Union, particularly if your content is being used to gather data – any data – on viewers, you need to be aware of the new GDPR for regulating data protection and privacy for citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). Data collection can range from email subscription signups to tracking browser histories via cookies, to interactions with your brand, advertising, and associated digital media. A good rundown is here. But, super high level, the GDPR is designed to limit the kind of data “Hoovering” in which so many companies engage so the activity is lawful, accurate, and transparent; has limited purposes and a specific lifetime; and completely accountable.

You can find more information here.

ACTION ITEM: If any of your EU video productions are being used with the express purpose of gathering user data, be sure to review these new privacy regulations.

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TRAVEL TIP: You Look Familiar

June 19, 2019

Not actually a tip but maybe more of a pleasantly surprising discovery while on vacation with the family. We visited the Schloss Nymphenburg while visiting Munich. While exploring its lavish galleries and lush corridors we wandered into the Gallery of Beauties where we saw a lovely painting of “The Spanish Dancer” herself, Grass Valley’s own Lola Montez. She lived here for a while in the mid-nineteenth century, where we’re told she mentored actor Lotta Crabtree, another Grass Valley resident. Just a really remarkable experience to see a citizen of our little town suspended in King Ludwig I’s Gallery of Beauties!

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ACTION ITEM: What famous people are from your home town?

Ramblin’ Man

October 27, 2017

I spent the last month on virtually non-stop US and international travel. The next few posts will just be stuff I saw. Here are two shots of Bern, the lovely Swiss capital built around a kink in the Aare River. Absolutely delightful. Cannot wait to return.

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ACTION ITEM: You’ll want to go to there.

8-Passenger Van

September 20, 2017

I think I might have mentioned once that when I order ground transportation for crew and gear, I’ve learned not to order any kind of minivan. Rather, I’m sure to specify a minimum 8-passenger van. We use 1CARES while in Europe as they go all-out to meet our expectations – even to the extent of providing this (for a trip from Krefeld Germany to Amsterdam) just to be sure we had the room we needed.

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ACTION ITEM: It’s hard to overestimate your needs when ordering transport for people and gear

Procrastinicity

May 31, 2017

I didn’t know this the last time I renewed my passport – about 6 months ago – but a bunch of countries won’t accept passports scheduled to expire within 6 months of your initial date of entry. For Shengen countries – we’re talking Europe here – it’s a mere three months. So check your passport – if it’s expiring this year or early next, get it renewed now.


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