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Santa Seeks Exemption from GDPR

Posted by James McCarthy, Esq. on December 22, 2017

How His New Machine Learning SW is Causing Big Headaches for the North Pole

AP Report--Dublin, Eire December 25, 2017; by James M. McCarthy, General Counsel

Having just rebounded from fallout arising from defending privacy claims involving its controversial practice of sending a special (and just a bit creepy) elf scout from the North Pole to EU homes to help Santa Claus manage his naughty and nice lists[1], NorthPole, Inc., is grappling with a new compliance  problem…GDPR.  Readers will recall that its stock (ST-NIK) took a hit on all exchanges following legal fees and penalties for violations of the EU’s Directive 95/46 and UK’s Data Protection Act, proscribing automated collection of data that occurred in the “Eric the Elf” debacle.  [2] 

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Topics: GDPR


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