Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Our Country, Our World

Saturday I was in a local commodities cooperative which is a buyer and vendor of grain crops.  There was a large sign on the office wall which said, and I may not be quoting verbatim here, "All grain purchased here must conform to the standards of the European Union and to those of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.  Any other product must have prior approval of the management."

And have you been advised of the EU regulations regarding GDPR?  We are told that "This law is NOT specific to people operating in the EU, it affects all of us that have websites that might be visited from people in the EU. . ."  Further there exist threats of serious financial etc, etc.
And so on and so forth.

"Proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free."


Secondary Roads said...

I believe you have drawn the correct conclusion. However, the freedom that we enjoy here is not absolute.

vanilla said...

Chuck, "No man is an island, of himself entire. . ." nor is any country entire of itself.

Sharkbytes said...

I'm kind of in favor of the privacy regs from GDPR. Figuring out what it means for blogs is a bit tricky though.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, my hangup is with the issue of authority of a foreign power to unilaterally impose their standards on us. Or perhaps I am missing something? Yes, likely I am missing something.

Vee said...

Our rules for imports should be so strict, maybe even banning bad stuff in toys. Hmmm. Maybe?