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That's an idealist view on how this is going to play out. My contrarian view is that these large firms will have the staff to understand how to comply with these laws without having to substantively change.

For example, Facebook is going to force everyone to opt-in to accept the status quo while remaining in GDPR compliance:


Good luck doing that if you are a startup!

I expect they'll be ruled as unable to rely on that coerced consent in the end, given how strictly the requirements for acceptable consent are defined. But they will be able to delay such a final ruling for quite a while with appeals, and maybe make arguments to mitigate the possible fines down to a lower level of any.

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