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EN General Data Protection Regulation. The new EU law that goes into practice in May 2018 that is meant to protect your privacy (online). This was a much debated proposal, seen as tech-lovers and private companies saw their progress or profits decline. You see there is often a trade-off, comfort for privacy in the case of the consumer and profit for privacy in the case of the business. That's why we are lucky with an EU-government that holds the common good of citizens as their focal point, and not the deep pockets of corporates. The key elements of the Regulation are: Breach notification, Right to access, Right to be forgotten, Data portability, Privacy by design & Data protection officers. You can find a lot of articles on (online) privacy if you want to know more (and maybe you should want to know more).

NL GDPR of General Data Protection Regulation is de nieuwe EU-wet die in mei 2018 zal ingaan. De GDPR is in het leven geroepen om jouw (online) data te beschermen. Zoals je je wel kan voorstellen, was dit een veelbesproken voorstel, aangezien tech-lovers en private bedrijven hun vooruitgang of winsten zagen krimpen. Vaak is er namelijk de afweging comfort vs. privacy voor de consument, en winst vs. privacy voor bedrijven. Wij hebben geluk met een EU-regering die het algemeen belang van burgers als focus neemt, en niet de dikke portemonnees van grote bedrijven. De kernelementen van deze regulatie zijn: kennisgeving in geval van data-inbreuken, het recht om je data in te kijken, het recht om 'vergeten' te worden, gegevensportabiliteit, ingebouwde privacy en onafhankelijke toezichthouders op data. Als je hier meer over wil weten, kan je massa's artikels vinden over (online) privacy, en misschien is dat zo'n slecht idee nog niet. Het gaat tenslotte over jou.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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