“Many internet users mistake this annoying situation as a direct outcome of the GDPR, when in fact companies misuse designs in violation of the law. The GDPR demands a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, as reasonable people would expect, but companies often have the power over the design and narrative when implementing the GDPR.”

Missed this a couple of weeks ago, and it could make a huge difference to our browsing experiences (and compel sites to do better!)

noyb.eu/en/noyb-aims-end-cooki

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@laura One could expose the internet user's mistakes, or boost the good intentions of others. But the reality is that most of the damage done by Big Tech is through their lobbying and interference with law makers. This is done in secret and when the public later gets to know about some of it, it is always (far) too late to do something about it. The problem with Big Tech is very, very structural.

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