The GDPR of the EU has been in effect for several days and not only I have been cursed over this huge steaming pile of … .
Myself, the SMB:
As a small & medium-sized entrepreneur, the GDPR is more in the way than good. Why is that? Well, as a web designer and media enthusiastic person in general, the GDPR complicates my work in an almost perverse way.
For example, the following scenario:
I have several websites, all more or less to date with Google fonts. Usually only with one font. Through various passages, the GDPR contains the fact that it is not allowed to use any fonts that may transfer data to their authors or providers. Even if it’s just a font.
That’s why I was forced to reorder the system fonts for all my existing websites. An effort that is out of proportion and also painful to the eye.
From the point of view of a small and medium-sized company, the GDPR is a huge pile of steaming shit, made by people who have no knowledge of the matter or the results of their verbal and thought flu.
It could go different too:
We forbid the collection of data simply at the creator level, instead of punishing those, which operate only with the services of the data collectors. Technology needs data, who does not want to disclose data, should live offline. Or do the work of the thousands of browser plugins that have been around for years in the stores of Google Chrome, Firefox & Safari and have been implementing almost all aspects of GDPR for years. Here, however, the convenience factor, which is widespread throughout Germany, comes in the way, because you would have to become active yourself instead of letting others do your own work.
Myself, the consumer and the employee:
As a consumer and employee, the new rights of the GDPR are just right for me. In particular, the right to “forget” and the right to information is particularly appealing when one has such needs.
Either way, the GDPR causes more damage than benefits, which is already recognized by the technology companys deliberately excludes users of the EU, since the simply as a startup does not have any facilities to go GDPR-conform. So we are not futuristic, dear politicians, no we are laughed at and, as you can see, marginalized.
Several media providers from the USA have already blocked their Internet presence for the EU, blogs are being forced by the EU to their knees, which I believe is an act of censorship and as already mentioned above, many service providers want their services for the EU being closed also just in principle sometimes.
In conclusion, I can only say: Well done, EU, the next time you would rather let the pros do this and not the same idiots on whose accounts the GDPR goes.