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>wow I got downvoted for being in favour of GDPR!?

Absolutely, yes. Remember, this site is chock full of people in adtech, and the GDPR works directly against their employers' goals. Remember the old saying: "It is very difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it." On top of that, software people in the US skew disproportionately libertarian, and they think that any law curtailing business behavior, no matter how abhorrent, is bad and that we should rely on "the invisible hand" to regulate everything.

I think that many people who work in ad tech are in favour of GDPR. They have seen the mishandling of personal data on a massive scale first hand. This is true in my case.

There is a view out there that European regulation around data/tech is anti-American. A certain level of patriotism which wants to protects the profits of the nation's pride and joy.

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