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Re: GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )

by cavac (Curate)
on May 18, 2018 at 09:25 UTC ( #1214827=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )

There was a news article a few days ago that said something on the line like "7% of online business are going to go bankrupt because of GDPR". And my first instinct was to fistpump, because i know that most of these "businesses" are data-grabbing advertising a-hole companies.

I mean, why would a company like Facebook even be allowed to know i visited a third party website, when i'm not even a Facebook member?

Frankly, if companies weren't such bastards, the GDPR wouldn't be required, because simple good sense tells me that protecting a customers data (by security and by only taking the minimum amount of data required to fullfill the users request in the first place) is the right way to go. But since companies always try to make an extra buck by exploiting the user, the GDPR is a good thing. Of course, some companies will go bankrupt, but most of those are based on business models that shouldn't have been legal in the first place.

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Re^2: GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )
by trippledubs (Deacon) on May 18, 2018 at 17:57 UTC

    I mean, why would a company like Facebook even be allowed to know i visited a third party website, when i'm not even a Facebook member?

    I have no idea, you should be able to choose who you do business with and know the terms.

    But what would happen if you went to the bank to ask for money to buy a house and they had no idea of your credit worthiness? Bad loans, less credit available, less market, less wealth across the board. They get this data from a third party, and every bank has access to it. This information is already collected, you give your permission to access it.

    By participating in a modern economy, you implicitly agree to the data collection of your credibility in order to do business, have access to credit. Well you probably explicitly agree and just never read the details. That seems like a very similar system, and that one works okay. Third parties collecting your information, it benefits you (like having free web sites), is kind of creepy, but also creates real societal wealth.

      That's not the only way of life; some would say, no way of life at all. A credit card is not the life prerequisite in many (or most) societies.

        And those societies let you in if that's where you think want to be. Most of their host nations have onerous hurdles to emigrate legally but, as you say, it's there for you as long you bring a bank account to the country with a couple hundred grand so they know you're no mooching crypto-colonizer. I wish we could expel those who say this is no way of life at all to the places they idealize. Karma would no longer be a fiction.

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