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Started by indlovubill on May 7, 2022 3:56:48 PM
This should worry everyone.

The proposed changes to GDPR are sheer lunacy, we'll be international pariahs if the Brexiteer extremists get their way.

One proposal is to remove the requirement for cookie banners on websites. Not everyone will remove cookie banners but potentially all UK based sites could be regarded as dangerous.

https://tinyurl.com/4veb5ap5

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TigerPaws - 09 May 2022 20:13:38 (#1 of 28)

The deregulation will be exploited.

Big tech already makes billions from personal data.

tasselhoff - 09 May 2022 20:41:04 (#2 of 28)

It's a BREXIT BENEFIT! No bizarre hoops to jump through to get to the "Reject All" bit. Because it doesn't exist!

indlovubill - 10 May 2022 07:21:06 (#3 of 28)

Big tech already makes billions from personal data.

I made the mistake of making a casual enquiry for a garden room, now everywhere I go on the internet the screen is plastered with ads for garden rooms.

RosyLovelady - 10 May 2022 07:25:43 (#4 of 28)

And even if you buy one, they'll try to make you buy some more of the same.

machiavelli - 10 May 2022 07:28:20 (#5 of 28)

I hate both websites and the GDPR.

Agaliarept - 10 May 2022 09:26:53 (#6 of 28)

but potentially all UK based sites could be regarded as dangerous.

Won't UK websites just adhere to what other country's sites are doing so they don't lose traffic?

I work in finance and I know my company had decided if brexit rules were so lapse that they would lose business they'd just self regulate to a higher level that matches Europe so they can still do business with them.

xDiggy - 10 May 2022 10:18:45 (#7 of 28)

Only people entirely ignorant of technology could think that it is simpler to have lots of different cookie banner rules in different countries.

xDiggy - 10 May 2022 10:19:01 (#8 of 28)

A British Internet, for British People.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 May 2022 10:20:22 (#9 of 28)

The cookie thing isn't really a very successful solution. Most people just click yes without thinking anyway.

FleurDuMal - 10 May 2022 10:26:44 (#10 of 28)

I made the mistake of making a casual enquiry for a garden room, now everywhere I go on the internet the screen is plastered with ads for garden rooms.

You want to visit the 'clothes for book lovers' thread - some of us are followed around the internet by horrific clothes, due to clicking links!

xDiggy - 10 May 2022 10:28:06 (#11 of 28)

The cookie thing isn't really a very successful solution. Most people just click yes without thinking anyway

Oh it's rubbish. But speaking from some substantial experience in trying to implement these things, it's far better to have one rubbish rule than dozens of different ones based on location.

Oldbathrobe1 - 10 May 2022 10:42:43 (#12 of 28)

Won't UK websites just adhere to what other country's sites are doing so they don't lose traffic?





What happened to the porn bill? Surely everyone will have a VPN and be claiming to be in Tierra Del Fuego to avoid going to the sweetie shop for the Sun, some Toffos and a monthly pass for GrannyOnGranny.com.

Asking for a friend.

GyratingTrampoline - 10 May 2022 10:46:55 (#13 of 28)

Dunno if anyone else clicked the header link but there's nothing in it about cookies at all except this line

"These proposals have more weight to them than the headline grabbing ‘no more cookie pop ups!' we saw a few weeks ago"



It's more about removing requirements on companies to have a data protection officer, record activities, report data breaches etc. Apparently these sort of rules lead to a box ticking culture, and if we let companies just get on with it as they see fit their data will be handled in a less box ticky way, which will make it safer, somehow.

I look forward to when they apply the same approach to the building codes. All these rules about how each part of a building need to be stronger than the anticipated stress they will be under lead to so much box ticking!

Moschops - 10 May 2022 10:48:59 (#14 of 28)

I quite like The Daily Mash having 'yeah whatever' as the button to accept default cookies

xDiggy - 10 May 2022 10:56:52 (#15 of 28)

I tried that on our legal but kein dice.

GyratingTrampoline - 10 May 2022 11:01:34 (#16 of 28)

A better solution to the cookies thing would be to add a new browser setting with options

"accept all from all websites"

"reject all from all websites"

"piss me off with a stupid fucking popup every time I visit a website"

TheExcession - 10 May 2022 11:02:34 (#17 of 28)

"What happened to the porn bill? Surely everyone will have a VPN and be claiming to be in Tierra Del Fuego to avoid going to the sweetie shop for the Sun, some Toffos and a monthly pass for GrannyOnGranny.com. "

Eventually politicians will have it explained to them slowly just how the internet works and that British laws aren't enforceable against websites hosted outside the country.

And Rees-Mogg will still need his weekly dose of SternVictorianNannies.com

OldLefty - 10 May 2022 11:15:32 (#18 of 28)

I thought the Cunning Plan was to force ISPs to block websites the UK government doesn't approve of.

Yes I know.

xDiggy - 10 May 2022 11:32:55 (#19 of 28)

A better solution to the cookies thing would be to add a new browser setting

It would indeed be better to push this to the browser but the only way to this is clear consensus between the dominant providers and they're variously conflicted.

thisonehasalittlehat - 10 May 2022 11:42:27 (#20 of 28)

Queen's speech just now: "the united kingdom's data protection regime will be reformed".

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