Richard Stallman will love the new GDPR.
It's not every day that a new law comes into force that will
have major implications for digital industries around the
globe. It's even rarer when a such law will also bolster free
software's underlying philosophy. But the European Union's General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced from May 25, 2018, does
both of those things, making its appearance one of the most important
events in the history of open source.