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Comment: Re: Understanding rules looser than style guide ru (Score 1) 667

by 3.5 stripes (#49265705) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

While your comment about exclusion has some merits, most of the reason would actually be that in situations where formal english is "required" you will quite often be dealing with people who have english as a second language, and the language they learned in that case will not be slang based, so it would not be very wise in business, banking or teaching to be using a language that acts as a barrier to understanding.


+ - European Data Protection Reform is Badly Broken->

Submitted by jrepin
jrepin (667425) writes "New leaked documents show that European countries, pushed by Germany, are systematically working to destroy the fabric of European privacy legislation. Under the current proposals, far from being provided with security fit for the digital age, Europe’s citizens right to data protection would be devoid of meaning.

According to the leaked proposals, crucial privacy protections have been drastically undermined, including the right to be asked for consent, the right to know how your data are used and the right to object to your data being used, minimum standards of behaviour for companies exploiting individuals’ data. In several places, the text would not likely pass judicial scrutiny under Europe’s human rights framework."

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