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It really says more that most people don't assume the EU to enforce GDPR in good faith and to just opportunistically use it as a way to take money out of the tech-company piggy bank. Everyone I know takes GDPR seriously. Of course at a big organization it potentially only takes one dumbass out of tens of thousands to screw up catastrophically



No, it takes bad faith/intent to circumvent to screw up catastrophically. And shoving third party trackers down the visitors throats using dark patterns to avoid them not accepting them is absolutely bad faith. These offending news sites need to be fined the hell out of the internet.


The EU actively despises American tech companies. Go back and watch Zuckerberg at the EU Parliament. I can totally see them bringing down the hammer for minor infarctions when it's popular to hate a certain company.


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I was referencing their attitude. When Zuckerberg was at the EU Parliament an MEP asked him to name an EU competitor for Facebook implying that if he can't name one then Facebook is a monopoly. That is the attitude we show to American tech companies in Europe.


Maybe it’s a matter of perspective? Because the way I see it, only the EU is willing to hold companies accountable and remind them that are aren’t in fact top dog.


If one dumbass in the company can screw up that catastophically, then the protections in place were always criminaly negligent.


> It really says more that most people don't assume the EU to enforce GDPR in good faith and to just opportunistically use it as a way to take money out of the tech-company piggy bank.

Funny, considering that there already are cases going on and not a single one is close to those maximums.

> Everyone I know takes GDPR seriously

Wow, what people do you know? Considering that the vast majority of sites doesn't even have opt-in into tracking but opt-out after they started tracking, I think the people you know are some weird exception.


Everyone I know at large tech companies, not podunk shitty websites 2 people have ever heard of. I work at a large multinational company you've definitely heard of. Like I said, we take GDPR extremely seriously because of the magnitude of potential fines




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