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Fed up with every days GDPR pop up!

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

  1. Stolly

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 5,000

    If you want to live in a country where the concept of private data does not exist, and your NHS health records are sold to the highest bidder, and you can't get life insurance because of what you told your GP last year, or have to pay more for travel insurance, or have a place like OcUK sell your purchasing history to marketing companies so you get even more ads, or being bombarded with contact from weightwatchers because they've bought your order history from Justeat or the footage from next doors Ring doorbell camera is being used by the local council or police without anyones consent (this has happened in the US) then by all means have GDPR revoked.
     
  2. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 28,568

    I don’t think there’s enough security with personal data anyway. Not to mention how much is harvested is disgusting.
     
  3. Einskis Nokkur

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Apr 2021

    Posts: 138

    Location: It is cold here.

  4. petridish

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Jan 2012

    Posts: 567

    I find this thread a bit odd, surely the pop ups you're complaining about are for cookies not GDPR? I thought GDPR was all about how companies handle the data they have on you not whether you consent to using cookies?

    I'm sure I saw something recently about a change to the law on cookies being on the cards? The current situation is far beyond the 'spirit' of what the law intended. What was meant to help privacy is now just a nuisance for most people and 90% of the time doesn't actually stop the website using cookies. As others have said here, if it's too hard to opt out then I just leave and go elsewhere.
     
  5. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,396

    Location: N.Ireland

    He is not off point though as all the cookie bombardment and twisted wordsmithing to get you for harvesting has come about due to the GDPR rollout. It was nothing like this before that passed and kicked in.
     
  6. BowdonUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Jan 2016

    Posts: 5,253

    The Brexit nightmare... will we ever rid ourselves of the EU!? /s ;)
     
  7. Dolph

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 49,596

    Location: Plymouth

    They kept it purely to annoy the OP personally.
     
  8. petridish

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Jan 2012

    Posts: 567

    Ah hadn't realised, in my head the problem with cookies came first.

    Finally we've got to the real reason!
     
  9. Nasher

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 20,336

    GDPR just seems to have made the internet even worse for spam. Another poorly thought out EU idea. Now it's been mirrored in UK law, so we can't get rid of it.

    And now when DPD deliver your parcel to the wrong address they can't even tell you where it went.

    If they want to stop people collecting personal data, make a law which says they have to pay people for their data if it's used for ads. Watch it stop overnight.
     
  10. Sho

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Sep 2006

    Posts: 4,667

    Location: Oldham

    I don't care about cookies - Firefox.

    I never get any of these cookies/gdpr pop ups.
     
  11. ElliorR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Feb 2009

    Posts: 9,261

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    You're wrong, it'd be....

    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
     
  12. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,396

    Location: N.Ireland

    It was almost believable..

    But alas, no grammatical errors or verbage abuse! :p
     
  13. Th0nt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 12,396

    Location: N.Ireland

    We are now regressing back toward the days of GIF media bloat sites and pop ups. I guess having broadband now instead of 56k modems makes it barely tolerable.
     
  14. StriderX

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Mar 2008

    Posts: 27,647

    It would have to be made expressly more expensive than what it's currently worth as nobody is going to care about 0.0004p and the fine for taking the data anyway would have to be extremely damaging (to the point of threatening a company's existence) for them to not just ignore the law.
     
  15. Ninco!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2014

    Posts: 1,372

    Location: Surrey

    To be honest I would hazard a guess that the vast majority of people click 'accept' without reading what they are clicking on!
     
  16. Stolly

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 5,000

    I'm not sure i understand the connection between controls on private data and unsolicited email and ads. If the ads are just random and untargeted and not trying to sell you something based on private information that you gave to someone else how it is a data protection issue ?
     
  17. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2004

    Posts: 27,163

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    A prime example of a person who has no understanding of what GDPR is, and what it does.

    I don't know who told you the lie that it would stop spam.
     
  18. swillsy

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Oct 2011

    Posts: 949

    Lol I take it you're in one of the GDPR non-jobs????? It would lead to a drop in spam as companies wouldn't be recording or sharing data unnecessarily.
     
  19. DampCat

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Feb 2007

    Posts: 13,851

    Location: Manchestah

    To be fair using the internet is incredibly annoying now. Do you want Cookies, gdpr, notifications, location and lord knows what else.

    Especially if you have auto cookie removed or blocking so you have to deal with it literally every time.
     
  20. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 28,568

    Can't be annoying as the paperclip or bonzi buddy or millions of popups back in 1995 - 2010