Poll: Has GDPR changed the way you do business?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 13:17
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Not a all May 31

but it meant a lot of extra work during one or two weeks...

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Catastrophically May 31

GDPR has completely wrecked my business. It's over. Finito. Kaputt.

On Friday I had to delete all my data, and now I don't know who my customers were or how to contact them, and I'm not allowed to contact them now anyway.

And they're not allowed to contact me either.

And how could I translate anything anyway without my translation memories?

I just don't know what to do.


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:17
Spanish to English
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ROFL May 31

Chris S wrote:

GDPR has completely wrecked my business. It's over. Finito. Kaputt.

...
I just don't know what to do.



LIKE!


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:17
Spanish to English
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Other May 31

I know what GDPR is, but I don't know whether it has affected my "business" or not. So far, I'm just going about things as I yesterday, last week and last month.

 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 14:17
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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My Multiterm is on strike and it's driving me mad... May 31

But otherwise it is more or less SNAFU, I'm too busy to make out invoices at the end of the month…

I have just delivered a contract on what some service provider is to do in future for its clients. No, no, nothing to do with providing services, that is SO pre-GDPR and probably illegal now if you look too closely.

They have to run round in tight circles taking technical and organisational security measures, informing the customer in writing unless prohibited by legislation, blah blah blah, and only processing data for the purposes of … not disclosing data except when they have to, unless it is all prohibited by law anyway.

And my otherwise trusty Multiterm refuses to accept General Data Protection Regulation as a term... Don't ask me why, but it means I have to type all four words in full every time icon_frown.gif

[Edited at 2018-05-31 16:51 GMT]


 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:17
Spanish to English
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No, not really May 31

Not really other than all the annoying cookie warning windows popping up on every webpage I visit.

 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:17
Member (2007)
English
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I'm at the other end of the spectrum from Chris S May 31

I don't have a website.
I don't send unsollicited emails.
I only keep the minimum of information about my clients: email address to contact them; business name and address and tax details to invoice them.

I've password-protected that client file. Anything else to do to comply?


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:17
Italian to English
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Nope May 31

But it is bringing in a lot of business. Everybody is asking me to tranlate screeds of stuff about data protection. If only they would all agree on the text, it would help me!

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Brexit May 31

I observe the local "private data protection" laws, yet I understand the idea behind GDPR-like stuff implementation to impose 'exterritoriality' specifications.

Meanwhile, I work with direct clients from the UK mostly as an interpreter, and they say to forget about GDPR... The EU co-founders must know something)


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 21:17
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
No No No Jun 2

I live and work in Japan and only very rarely to work for clients outside Japan.

As far as I am concerned, GDPR is totally alien, something from a different planet - and I like it that way. Seems like a real pain in the derriere.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 09:17
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Not at all Jun 2

Not at all, even with my European clients. Of course I had to sign new NDAs and I'm expecting more to come. But working standards remain the same.

 


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