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A private online diary entry "rant" with the title

Totally Private Diary Entry

June 2018

by myself for myself in case I browse from outside of the European Union, otherwise not - just to be safe... : (



June 2018

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 created...).

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 illegal.

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 quotation marks, I would need a GDPR-compliant privacy policy, 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.