The post GDPR age

The post GDPR age
Michael Conway, director, Renaissance Picture: Maura Hickey

Post-GDPR, data protection is more important than ever, writes Róisín Kiberd

Would you know a supercookie if you encountered one? A persistent cookie? A session cookie? How about a zombie cookie? You’ve probably guessed by now that we’re not talking about baked goods. In the months since the general data protection regulation (GDPR) became a reality, cookie consent notices have slowly taken over webpages. Some pop up in the middle of web pages, or lurk around the corners. Some are tiny, while others are big enough to take up half the screen. They’re annoying and repetitive, but they’re also a reminder of a bigger issue that affects us all: where is your data? Do you know what happens to it after you give it away?

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