GDPR - Was it a waste of time?

It’s been just over a year since the European General Data Protection Rules (GDPR) came into place and I feel like I have mixed feelings for the

Back last year you’ll probably remember seeing absolutely dozens of emails

Double opt in.

Pretty much every site I visit gives me a plethora of cookie notice pop ups. This isn’t just annoying but also a waste of mobile data for mobile visitors as additional cookie libraries and asset files.

Personally, I believe this is a feature that should be added to popular web browsers and as a meta tag to the <head> sections of websites, just like fav icons work. Maybe I should submit an RFC for this. Assuming nobody else has ever though if the idea before.




What are your thoughts on GDPR? Do you feel like it’s made your life easier? Or just caused even more of a strain on small startup companies and website visitors?

Posted on 11 Oct 2018 by Joel Murphy. Last updated: September 30, 2019.

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