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Fed up with every days GDPR pop up!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bulldog147, 13 May 2021.

  1. bulldog147

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Mar 2009

    Posts: 5,455

    WHY IS GDPR STILL USING IN UK? EU - WILL YOU PLEASE REMOVED THAT GDPR IN UK AS WE NO LONGER WITH EU. NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY GDPR STILL IN UNITED KINGDOM AS PART OF EU - NO WE AIN'T WITH EU. REMOVED NOW!
     
  2. Usher

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,361

    Couldn't agree more, every ****** website you visit you have to agree to a load of EU **** forced on us against our will
     
  3. Ceryndrion

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,613

    Location: Nottingham

    Erm, EU GDPR may no longer apply, but UK GDPR does.
     
  4. bulldog147

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Mar 2009

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    Why would UK want to keep this ****** GDPR?
     
  5. Pho

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,207

    Location: Derbyshire

    So you want companies to be able to keep your personal data forever, and to hold way more information than they really need from you? That's odd. As an individual GDPR is a great law because it stops companies / data processors abusing all your data. However, I absolutely hate the popups; it was badly implemented. It would have been far better if you could set a browser setting that notifies websites rather than having to have a popup each time.

    (or just use https://www.i-dont-care-about-cookies.eu/ to auto accept most of the popups)

    Maybe we should get rid of those nasty EU safety standards enshrined in our law now as well. Or all those emissions labels we have to have on products to help reduce emissions...
     
  6. Uther

    Capodecina

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    I take it English is not your first language OP?
    Yes, the pop ups are annoying.
     
  7. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,210

    They need to just make a standardised template so that websites can't make them so complex and time consuming, just have two buttons, one for "essential" data collection which is the absolute bare minimum (ie. not logging what people are viewing for targetted advertising and all of the other stuff that are claimed to provide a better service but are really just a scam to profile users) and another button for the idiots who either don't know what the right to privacy is or don't care.

    Or even better, what if we could go back to something like 20 years ago when all of the tech world wasn't totally obsessed with acting like Big Brother? make the internet as read-only as possible unless a user is specifically choosing to send information. You can't even go to random web pages these days without them having numerous trackers and device fingerprinters embedded in them.
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2021
  8. bulldog147

    Soldato

    Joined: 22 Mar 2009

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    Most GDPR there are too many unticked and some sites have no option (OPTION OUT) which it rather annoyed
     
  9. Th0nt

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    Location: N.Ireland

    It is infuriating and way over the top. Laughed at the caps though! :cry:
     
  10. dLockers

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    Agree with a lot of this.
     
  11. Tuppy_Glossop

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    East Germany?
     
  12. Minstadave

    Caporegime

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    Location: Rutland

    This. Don't mind just opting out but when you have to tick 60 "legitimate interest" boxes I just hit back.
     
  13. amigafan2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Jan 2008

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    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    Erm, we aren't in the EU GDPR - it was adopted into UK law so it's just UK GDPR now.

    If you want the UK GDPR law changed, just petition like you would for any other UK law. Although I doubt you'll get very far as the UK were one of the main drivers for GDPR.
     
  14. VincentHanna

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2013

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    Dear parliament, I would like to give Corporations all my data for as long as they want, to save me having to agree to click one mouse button on a website when I visit.

    Signed
    bulldog147
     
  15. Pawnless Endgame

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    Location: Sunny Stafford

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    +1. Works pretty decent on Firefox, and I'm sure on Chrome/Safari too.
     
  16. MagicBoy

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    Location: South Manchester

    Do you work for Facebook?
     
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    I find increasingly web-sites are going to **** for usability :( you clear a few modal popups/overs, finally get to the bit you want just for something else to load in changing the layout, then when you've finally got back to it the next pop over appears trying to get you to subscribe or register or can they help or "you could be our next winner" or whatever other banal rubbish. And that is often after you've resorted to blocking ads and scripts as much as possible.
     
  18. soundb0y

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    Location: Hereford

    Half the time I go to a new website there are that many pop ups I give up half way through clearing them and decide what I wanted to read wasnt that important.

    Is there not some sort of plugin to auto accept them? Its not so bad on desktop but android is a nightmare.
     
  19. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

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    LOL people complained because sites mined all your data and when it come into play that you could opt out people complained because of to many pop ups. Is there anything people don’t cry about.

    If only it was a browser plug-in to opt in/out.

    Another fail by the world.
     
  20. swillsy

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Oct 2011

    Posts: 949

    Agreed - its been a complete waste of time and created a ton of non-jobs.

    I'm still getting the same amount of spam as I did before and just have annoying popups everywhere