The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25. Ahead of that date, all of us received updates and reminders from all the Internet services we use, reminding us of how our data is collected and used. Those notices were useful, annoying, and a prompt to clean up where I've given permission for my data to be used.
If you are outside of the United States, you are now seeing a notice at the top of this blog, which is in keeping with the GDPR. Blogger (Google) has placed this notice on the blog on my behalf. For those of us inside the U.S., the notice is not visible. So that everyone knows what it looks like and says, I have captured a screenshot of it from the French URL for this site.