|Ich bin, der ich bin.
Und alles, was du je sahst,
ist mein Licht.
(May it be legally possible
again to have positive information like the above one publically
on this website!)
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 legally safe... :
This used to be my main website. 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 of creating compliance for them.
It is quite sad, that one of those responsible for it actually
still siwtched of the comment functions on his public website -
perhaps somewhat afraid of the monster he helped to create.
As good and important as privacy protection is, as impractical
it has become. It is unbelievable that, instead of making it
easy, the GDPR forces webmasters to dull readers with even more
words which they will not read anyway, and which they will stop
reading now altogether, as on many websites the amount of words
may have doubled. Together with the ePrivacy Regulation (once
that comes into force) it will force them to install strange
"cookie consent solutions". Viewers will have to click and read
even more bevore they gain access to the content they are
actually looking for. Webmasters or bloggers who barely know how
to set up a blog or create html-pages will have difficulties to
implement these in a legally really compliant way - I believe
that 70 % or more of websites will currently be illegal, with
the regulation developed and in force, it might be much worse.
This also means that data protection agencies will now be able
to drive simple people into financial ruin (the larger companies
having funds enough to pay their fines) with exorbitant penalty
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. Maybe. (Do you believe that? Really?
Even worse, in Germany, because of the legal institute of
"Abmahnungen", not only the governments can ruin
self-emploed-webmasters and smaller companies, their competitors
also can - or just lawyers claiming to work for them... And even
consumer protection organisations... Those authorities which
once where on the side of the people now have become their
potential opponents, and, in the worst case, enemies.
The result? People switching off their blogs, their websites,
and the larger media agencies and companies 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... Directed to myself...
Will the sites be online again? I do not know.
(Updated September 2018)