General Data Protection Regulation by Daniel Maissan

From the 25th of May, bureaucracy has found a new high. We now have to state and document that we are actually nice people who are doing the best they can to use the data they gather - which comes automatically when working with other people - will be used with care and respect. I can totally see this when it concerns large insurance companies, or data wholesale-dealers like Facebook. But with small one-person businesses, I just don't get it.

As these regulations and laws have many grey areas and lots is open for interpretation, I went looking for some sort of template I could use.... or at least people who understood more about it. Which unfortunately doesn't come easily. Most photography related sites and institutions have a minimum of 5 different articles on it, every time explaining another piece of the puzzle.
And it's not only about e-mail, invoices and address data, it's also about photographs. Because images - specially the ones of people - are considered as (personal) data as well, things can get even more complicated. 

I decided to give it my best shot and at the same time keep it short and simple like I did with the example contract that I borrowed of Segura. As I truly believe in the good of people and I sincerely hope nobody purposely tries to be a d*ck, I figured I would just state the obvious and give people an easy opportunity to opt out by means of an e-mail. So here I present to you, my privacy statement

The Ukraine by Daniel Maissan

For the Breath foundation, I will be traveling to the Ukraine several times in 2018, visiting some of the families that are benefiting of the work this foundation does. It is my aim, to capture their lives, their struggles, their hope and their pleasure.

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