• @Dasnap
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    1497 months ago

    The company said that it will still have opt-out controls in “select countries” without specifying which ones.

    • _haha_oh_wow_
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      7 months ago

      Maybe I’ll “move to Europe” lol

      fires up VPN

      Or maybe I’ll just stop visiting reddit entirely?

    • @a4ng3l
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      287 months ago

      Opt-out is still illegal in many cases… a lot must be opt-in based. Typically consent must be freely given.

      • amio
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        487 months ago

        In the EU, they certainly aren’t allowed to “assume consent”.

      • @[email protected]
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        117 months ago

        It depends if someone bothers to sue them or not. In the EU court decisions until now point that profiling for advertising should be opt-in not opt-out but companies keep trying to find loopholes or at least hoping to not attract too much attention with their defaults.

        • @[email protected]
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          47 months ago

          In EU no one individual needs to sue them. The what-ever-the-office-might-be-responsible at EU burecracy will just send them an nicely worded letter that says “play by the book or we’ll give you fine big enough to bankrupt you no matter how much money you think you have”. The fine is based on company revenue (or sales, I don’t remember what it spesifically was) and there’s no way you’ll weasel yourself out of that no matter how many american lawyers you can hire. The same folks forced Apple to adapt usb-c, so good luck Spez if you try to challenge that.

          • @[email protected]
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            57 months ago

            One small correction: There is no EU office responsible for GDPR enforcement, the EU member states are responsible for handling GDPR breaches within their jurisdiction (Art. 51 GDPR). As an individual you can also file a complaint against offenders (Art. 77 GDPR).

    • @samus12345
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      87 months ago

      Countries where they’re legally required to.

    • @[email protected]
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      OK but next year it will be illegal in the EU under thr DMA. It’s illegal regardless of opt-in or opt-out.