FabienTDR wrote: Cyforce wrote:
+ combined with EU MOSS VAT... sometimes the thoughs migrate far away from the EU coming more often
As mentioned above, it was forbidden in Germany to memorize any IP address.. ..for years! It was overriden a few years later. Millions of businesses acting illegal for a decade! Nobody's in jail due to this.
It's good to fight, sabotage, or simply ignore unhealthy laws and regulations. I don't accept the irrational part of the deal, and I'm relaxed. Most EU regulations aren't worth the paper, have little durability.
I'm not running a shady online casino after all, any (national) judge will be able to understand that in doubt.
Well german laws are also difficult, for example some internet provider store all your connection data 48 hours, some only 24 hours etc. The mix of EU laws + german laws - "lovely"
The worry in my eyes or mind is not to miss a little detail in paperforms concerning the GDPR, it`s more the admonish-laywer... which will fly around the web like hungry vultures to send out admonish letters with "we demand XXXX € or we go to court" because a little blog or shop missed something in their GDPR files. And this is a true shady buisness, effecting many small and middle-grade companies all the time. Just a month ago i readed an interesting article about it, one company (as prime example) had some miss-spelling in their product description, a "vulture" saw it, send them an admonish letter "pay this and this or we meet in court", and smaller companies mostly can`t bring up the time, money & consulting to go that way, so in most cases they pay the admonish demand and done.
And now with GDPR - there is sooo many things through this vultures can find someting to see a reason to threat a company to sue them. Even if GDPR has good intensitions for the users, for companies it`s highly threating. Just as Urs written, the time & costs through one law - it`s much... for smaller companies for sure less, but most of them maybe can`t afford good consulting if sh1t hits the fan.
What confused me heavily as well the last weeks through GDPR, when you look around, how other companies adapt (or if they adapt), when you find a well known plugin company, located in germany - but having not even an imprint on their website/shop - and just by german law, this is already against the law. But mhm well it`s kinda like russian roulette - some get through over years with missing pages and legal notices, others maybe get spotted by vulture lawyers and had only one piece wrong and had to pay for it a 4- or 5-digit amount of money...
ghettosynth wrote:Not to derail the topic too far, but, isn't ZeroG located in the UK? Just asking because I've yet to get a GDPR email from them? Plenty of flash offers though!
If you are not a customer and their newsletter was not GDPR-compliant before, this should stop after May-25. If you bought from them, however, they may be entitled to send you emails (provided you agreed to that at some point).
Many developers sending right now newsletters out for re-signup, because you can only (as far as i have written in the last days with all the different opinions if EU or local state law decisions are in that case higher ordered) that you can only keep your current newsletter subscriber pool, if this completely and the full time filled through double-optin and fitting the local law. If you had only single-optin - well, you can`t use them after 25th may i think.