#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 28, 2018

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

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Hello!

Dear Reader,

Last Friday, May 25, EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law--billed as the biggest shake-up of data privacy regulations since the birth of the web--came into force.

On the same day, Austrian data protection activist Max Schrems filed 4 complaints with regulators against some of the tech world's biggest names: Google, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. Read the details of the story here: Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection activist Schrems.

Meantime, if you are not yet familiar with GDPR and how it could affect you, read this explainer: 5 main rights that EU's new data privacy laws aim to uphold.

Back at home, the past week has seen more corruption allegations against officials of the Duterte administration.

This time, it is Solicitor General Jose Calida in the hotseat due to allegations that a security firm owned by his family has bagged P150.815 million in contracts from 6 government agencies, since he became the Philippine government's top lawyer.

This week's #AnimatED follows through on this issue and asks the crucial question: is it enough to sack or ask officials who have been charged with corruption to resign? What is the appropriate process? How do we exact accountability?

What do you think, Dear Rapplers?

We encourage you to give this matter some thought.

For updates on this and other top news of the day, visit www.rappler.com

Landmark EU law is new weapon for data protection activist Schrems

Max Schrems files 4 complaints with regulators under the General Data Protection Regulation laws against some of the tech world's biggest names

COA temporarily lifts P79.9-M notice of disallowance vs ER Ejercito

The Commission on Audit orders the lifting of the notice only to grant the former Laguna governor due process by reviewing his submissions and affidavits

Calida firm bags P150M in deals from gov't, including DOJ

The Department of Justice, which supervises budget for the Office of the Solicitor General, awards contracts to a security agency owned by the family of Solicitor General Jose Calida

'Hindi kami kriminal': Motorcyclists hold unity ride vs 'unfair' policies

Motorcycle riders deliver a letter to Malacañang, seeking a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte to discuss their issues

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Zero tolerance ni Duterte sa korupsiyon, naging forgive and forget na lang

Sa kahariang Duterte, kamay na bakal ang tumitiris sa mga durugista habang sedang guwantes ang humahaplos sa mga kurap

Trump lawyer again attacks inquiry, admits bid to shape opinion

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani calls the investigation 'the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt'

Egypt court orders one-month YouTube block over Islam film

A lower court's 2013 order – blocking YouTube after it carried the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' – is upheld

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