G is for GDPR
Cozy Cloud and GDPR: a short history within a larger context
Today we can say: Cozy Cloud dreamed it, and GDPR made it a reality!
Once upon a time...
At the end of 2013, a few months after Cozy Cloud was founded, we helped to create this legislation.
It started with the following question: What is the cloud's future in Europe?
Benjamin André, Cozy Cloud's co-founder, had a clear answer:
None. As long as data highways remained one-way routes to California, the values governing these highways would head in the same direction and never return to Europe.
The outcome was the Law for a Digital Republic promulgated on 7 October 2016, which influenced the adoption of Article 20 on data portability.
GDPR: what changes for you as a Cozy user? Only good changes!
Simply put, this new directive (General Data Protection Regulation) specifies that each user owns his or her own data and can dispose of it at will. Does this remind you of something?