GDPR - Was it a waste of time?

Itโ€™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 youโ€™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 isnโ€™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 itโ€™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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