A private online diary entry
"rant" with the title
Totally Private Diary Entry
by myself for myself in case I browse from outside of the
European Union, otherwise not - just to be
safe... : (
I have taken all my public websites offline because of the GDPR,
and I would wish that those responsible for it would have
experienced what it really means for a webmaster instead of
relying on their lawyers and employees to fulfill the task for
them (and then still switching of their comment functions,
because they also have started to be afraid of the monster they
As good as privacy protection is, as impractical it has become.
It is unbelievable that, instead of making it easy, it forces
webmasters to dull readers with even more words which they will
not read anyway, and that it, especially once the eprivacy
regulation will be finalised and in force, will force them to
strange "cookie consent solutions" webmasters or bloggers who
barely know how to set up a blog or create an html-site will
have difficulties to implement in a legally really compliant way
- I believe that 89 or 90 % of websites will currently be
This means, that data protection agencies will now be abole to
ruin simple people (the larger companies having funds enough to
pay their fines) with exorbitant fees. But maybe one should
believe in that they will really consider each and every case
instead of acting out of their new powers with full force? Do
you believe that? Really?
Even worse, in Germany, because of the legal institute of
"Abmahnngen", so not only the government can ruin
self-emploed-webmasters and smaller companies, their competitors
also can - or just lawyers claiming to work for them... And
consumer protection organisations...
The result? People switching off their blogs, their websites,
and the larger media agencies gaining even more power in the
information market... Should one congratulate the politicians as
to this result? I think not.
So: will my websites be online again in the future? No idea.
"Ask your EU representative, what else they will conceive... "
was something I wanted to write, but if I write that without
as obviously my website would be a public and not private one.
But this is private...
Will it be online again? I do not know.