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The General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, or GDPR for short, is intended to offer Internet users in the EU more rights to their data and more transparency when dealing with them. Of course, this entails a lot of effort for individual website and web service operators as well as companies that are directly or indirectly active on the web. Many companies and web service providers are currently rotating to update websites and services, update data protection declarations and incorporate legally compliant cookie information. On the other hand, there are companies, law firms and users who have only waited to put the first GDPR warnings into circulation. Corresponding reports are already available.
"Warning because of missing data protection declaration", "Warning because of integrated Google Fonts", "Warning because of incorrect integration of Google Analytics" - these and other headings can now be read after one and a half weeks in a wide variety of media and specialist publications. The wave of warnings and lawsuits, which was dismissed as unlikely in advance, is picking up speed. And contrary to the assumptions of many website operators and self-proclaimed experts, it does not only affect large companies and global players. There are even warnings for Facebook Like and Share buttons.
In the following I have listed a few sources for you with reports, tips and approaches on the subject of GDPR warnings. In the first source of E-Recht24, several cases of a GDPR warning are listed. The respective situation is presented and under the heading "What to do" is listed which steps the affected persons should take. The cases mentioned above are dealt with.
As a web service provider who has my hands full with updating customer websites and own projects due to the EU GDPR, I of course form my own opinion on the regulation, content, enforcement and warnings. I find the law and regulation in itself to be welcomed, but it could have been more realistic. What particularly bothers me about the matter:
From my point of view, the EU GDPR was a good idea, but unfortunately it missed the target again due to the ignorance of the decision-makers. If people from the hosting sector or smaller and larger website operators had been brought on board, a more intelligent and everyday solution would have come out.
More on this: EU data protection for bloggers
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.