Response to Obsidian Fleet GDPR Mandate
Posted on Fri Jun 8th, 2018 @ 7:10am by Captain Logan Barrett
On May 25th, 2018, the EU legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. While the need to comply is understandable for EU citizens, business and organizations the USS Orion is hosted on a U.S. domain with a U.S. server. The United States doesn’t impose laws on any other country. Any agreements between countries should be ratified by their respective governments. No country has the right to impose unilateral regulations on another.
As a CO within Obsidian Fleet an agreement was made creating the obligation to abide by the fleet constitution, rules and regulations. However, in this instance, compliance with a law from another country that hasn’t been recognized by the United States and is being forced upon the USS Orion. This is a real-world issue that goes above simple compliance. Rigidity and failure to address different points of view in a civil way is a detriment to the Fleet and very concerning. It is known that heated opinions on both sides of the issue led to anger. Civil discourse is the key to any fleet. Shutting down the conversation is wrong. Attacking others for their opinion is wrong.
In conclusion, despite the dissent held, the USS Orion will extend the new internet privacy protections to all my players, not just EU members. More internet transparency and protections for everyone is a move in the correct direction but NOT at the cost of real life sovereignty.
Commander Logan Barrett
Commanding Officer, USS Orion
Category: General News