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GDPR and changes to our privacy policy

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The strangest thing about the GDPR is actually how everyone seemed to be caught completely off-guard. Like it suddenly appeared out of thin air. Very curious. I spoke to people about the right to be forgotten back in mid-2017 but people kinda just shrugged.
But it was made in 2016, everyone had a 2 year transition time before it became enforceable. If anyone was caught off-guard, it was their mistake :p
 
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The strangest thing about the GDPR is actually how everyone seemed to be caught completely off-guard. Like it suddenly appeared out of thin air. Very curious. I spoke to people about the right to be forgotten back in mid-2017 but people kinda just shrugged.
Nobody heard of it before this year. I didn't. I was just minding my own business in 2016 when some users were lurking around, then trying to wreck havoc by complaining about "it's the law." I had no idea about what law they were talking about until late last year.
 
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The strangest thing about the GDPR is actually how everyone seemed to be caught completely off-guard. Like it suddenly appeared out of thin air. Very curious. I spoke to people about the right to be forgotten back in mid-2017 but people kinda just shrugged.
Nobody heard of it before this year. I didn't. I was just minding my own business in 2016 when some users were lurking around, then trying to wreck havoc by complaining about "it's the law." I had no idea about what law they were talking about until late last year.
As a website owner, it's up to you to keep up with the current laws that would apply to you and your website.
 
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The strangest thing about the GDPR is actually how everyone seemed to be caught completely off-guard. Like it suddenly appeared out of thin air. Very curious. I spoke to people about the right to be forgotten back in mid-2017 but people kinda just shrugged.
Nobody heard of it before this year. I didn't. I was just minding my own business in 2016 when some users were lurking around, then trying to wreck havoc by complaining about "it's the law." I had no idea about what law they were talking about until late last year.
As a website owner, it's up to you to keep up with the current laws that would apply to you and your website.
*pushes @Jordan away* Go away.
 

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Not just webmasters, really. Also forum software developers seemed to completely dismiss the GDPR and the EU in general, just look at all these last minute plugins and features being quickly shoved out.

I would have thought that XenForo and friends would have at-least addressed the right to be forgotten, which I believe has been around for over five years, just so they could cater to EU servers.

I would hazard a guess that no one took the EU seriously, thought they were dancing fools, and got smacked down when they showed their true colours.
 

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Also forum software developers seemed to completely dismiss the GDPR and the EU in general,
I wouldn't say all forums software. BUt you are right that I Seen so much new plugins from it. Most are like members able to deactivate accounts.
 

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Oh joy... more rules and privacy term pages I can agree to without actually reading them like I do every other Privacy page and TOS page I am asked to agree to. :p
They all basically say the same thing. "You have no privacy and we have the right to infiltrate your bank account, make printed copies of your Social Security card, make recordings of your private calls to "escort" hotlines, and set up mortgages in your name." Pretty standard stuff.
 
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Not just webmasters, really. Also forum software developers seemed to completely dismiss the GDPR and the EU in general, just look at all these last minute plugins and features being quickly shoved out.
Exactly.
I would hazard a guess that no one took the EU seriously, thought they were dancing fools, and got smacked down when they showed their true colours.
Exactly this. And we still don't take them seriously.
I would have thought that XenForo and friends would have at-least addressed the right to be forgotten, which I believe has been around for over five years, just so they could cater to EU servers.
That's the thing; they did. The recent update is a modified update upon stuff they already implemented like 2/5 years ago. Whatever feature they added a few years ago, were made more prominently just so EU can get it through their thick skull.

The GDPR updates xenforo pushed out the last 3 weeks is more of a message to GDPR: "We added privacy directives 2 years ago, but we're adding new features to make things more GDPR compliant because EU is stupid." Funny coming from a company in UK. (Not "haha" funny, more like "The irony.")

xenForo has been getting a lot of pressure from users to go GDPR compliant (see here), when in the first place there WERE privacy notices such as the cookie notice. It's surreal. Unreal. I look at that thread, and I am appalled at how stupid people are.