GDPR and SCOTUSblog (Corrected)
on Jun 4, 2018 at 1:20 pm
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation recently went into effect. This regulation addresses the protection, consent and notification of visitors whose personal data are collected by websites. Because we receive traffic from the EU, this regulation applies to us. This post provides an overview of the changes we made in compliance with GDPR.
- We anonymized IP addresses. An IP or Internet Protocol address is a numeric address given to a computer connected to the internet. We track IP addresses as part of gathering accurate Google Analytics data. We now record the last three digits of IP addresses as 000, so that they cannot be used to identify the specific location.
- We accepted new data retention rules from Google. Technically, our data are stored in Google databases, not our own. Following Google’s general guidelines, these data will be deleted after 26 months.
Any questions or concerns can be sent to feedback [at] scotusblog [dot] com.
An earlier version of this post was overbroad in its description of the anonymization of our IP addresses. These addresses are anonymized such that they cannot be used to identify the specific location of a computer.