Month: August 2018

Six Things Businesses Need to Know About the GDPR

By Teodor Teofilov

The European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is complicated and has vast consequences, affecting any company that collects the personal data of any citizen within the blocs’ borders. It was passed on April 14, 2016, and gave companies two years to prepare for its eventual enactment, which happened on May 25 of this year. Here are the six main things to keep in mind.

exPLAINers of the Week Aug 6 – Aug 12

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Margaret Coker’s profile of an Iraqi spy that infiltrated ISIS. The second is the Ben Strauss’ peek into Ted Cruz’s passions outside of Congress.

exPLAINers of the Week July 30 – Aug 5

By Perfectly Plain Staff

This week we have stopped on two great pieces. The first is Nathaniel Rich’s look at how we almost stopped climate change in the 1980s. The second is Michael Krepon’s look at nuclear weapons in wake of the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

A Coffee Shop Connects Colombia and Madison, Wisconsin

By Teodor Teofilov

López, now age 50, stands almost every day behind the counter of Café Social waiting for the first customer of the day. He has changed little since he first arrived in Madison – the only sign of his age are the wrinkles around his eyes. Almost every day López goes through the routine of preparing the coffee shop for the day.