We get asked about 20 times a day if we agree with cookies, this is too much and this is why we don’t read it anymore and just click AGREE to get rid of the irritating box in the middle of the screen.
I have found myself agreeing with push notifications from lots of news sites that cleverly abused the fact that people are fed up with the irritating cookie consent pop-ups. Don’t get me wrong I completely agree with the ability to withdraw your consent with commercial cookies, but maybe we need a different way to do this.
Wasn’t there a privacy law before GDPR? Yes there was, and there is a long history of data protection acts starting with convention 108 1981.
People act as if GDPR is new and they never heard of a privacy law before. I think this is because before you had to specify your damages in civil court against the company that infringed your privacy, much later there were small fines and in 2016 AP got the right to fine a maximum amount of € 820.000. The new EU law has a different trick up its sleeve called article 83, this really got our attention.
Article 83.5 of GDPR: “5. Infringements of the following provisions shall, in accordance with paragraph 2, be subject to administrative fines up to 20,000,000 EUR, or in the case of an undertaking, up to 4 % of the total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher: “
Please call if you want us to help you get compliant!
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