The real benefit of GDPR is I get emails reminding me of all the sites I have to delete my account on.

@thufir Apart from that, I think GDPR is a complete and utter waste of time and developer resources. Just like those pointless "We use cookies accept/read" more messages.

Those messages are indeed pointless. Laws forbidding tracking cookies less so, at least if they're actually enforced. Part of the problem with that is that most data protection authorities don't do their job.

@gutigen @ln4711 @thufir GDPR defines best practice that you should be doing anyway. The problem is not that it's hard or wrong. It's that it forces mgmt and devs spend time on hitting a deadline on producing something the users don't care about.

@jbond @ln4711 @thufir
I guarantee that users care, they just don't know the extent and consequences of data collection all that well, one of the things is fixing.

Btw, GDPR was established in 2016, it's just now they start to enforce it. If a dev or company can't adjust to new regulations at the span of 2 years I recommend changing the industry, McDonald's is still hiring... at least till they automate everything :thinkerguns:


@gutigen @ln4711 @thufir Well I'm glad I retired from being the one man dev and systems guy for a (now defunct) social network before all this stuff. And the odd Drupal and blog site I still manage can just ignore it.

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