• @Dasnap
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      1495 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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        5 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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        285 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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          485 months ago

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

        • @[email protected]
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          115 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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            45 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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              55 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).

      • @[email protected]
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        15 months ago

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

    • YⓄ乙
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      75 months ago

      Australia? How ? Isn’t Australia one of the five eyes country? Like more the data these companies collect its better for Australia.

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        This may or may not be illegal, depending on what the “this” is you’re agreeing to. As a simple example, if it is “you agree to functional cookies by continuing to use the site”, that’s fine. If it is “you agree to us scraping your computer and selling everything we find to China”, that is most definitely not legal, nor is refusi