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DD and European privacy law

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, May 27, 2018

All websites that deal with people who reside in the EU need to update their privacy policies to accommodate the new laws.
Here's one of the many news stories:

Wired news story: - s/ new-privacy-law-will-change- the-web-and-more/amp

Drunk Duck is in compliance with the EU's new privacy directives. You can contact us any time to modify your personal information held with us (email is the only information we record in order to verify your account). We don't contact you except to verify your account or change your password and we don't opt you into any email lists or give anyone access to your account info. Upon request we will delete your account and all record of your activity on our site.
Our privacy policy has been updated to reflect that:



AmeliaP at 5:28PM, May 30, 2018

Sniff, the internet isn't our wild west place anymore...

PaulEberhardt at 9:10AM, May 29, 2018

These new laws do have their upside for us living in Europe though. I'm now getting letters, mails and phone calls by companies that used to spam me with newsletters and commercials and stuff because I bought one small thing from them some years ago. Something along the lines of: "Please, please do give us a written confirmation that you still want us to send you our junk mail. If you fail to do so until 30 June we regret to say we cannot send you any brand new information about our mega-awesome products and services any more. And the world might explode! And everyone will be eaten by tentacled zombies from outer space!! And nobody will have told you about our new "Monster-Masher (TM)" anti-zombie shotgun (only € 899,98, license required)!!! Come on, mate, we just need one little signature from you... Uh, hello? You still there? *sob*" ... In short: These days you see a lot of people with mischievous smiles going: "Whoops! How COULD I just forget to confirm. Ooh, I'm soooo sorry!" >:D

PaulEberhardt at 4:14AM, May 29, 2018

Yep, that's our dear old EU in its preferred working mode. Practical considerations aren't usually taken into account, as you'd need people who know what they're doing to achieve that. ;) This said, I should stress that I'm very much in favour both of the European idea and some measure of privacy on the web. I just wish we'd pay more attention to the How.

Ozoneocean at 12:09AM, May 28, 2018

@Kim- yeah, a lot of the EU law is problematic like "the right to be forgotten". Fair enough for people that don't want their porn history out there for everyone to see but it allows racists and criminals to be able to cover up their past deeds which is pretty fucking terrible! It also means that for someone like Trump who has lied about everything and it's all on record so you can easily gp back and throw the lies in his fat lying face, if he was in the EU he could demand to have all those lies he told taken off the web. Evil politicians can get away with a lot in the EU now.

Ozoneocean at 12:04AM, May 28, 2018

@Banes- it's EU law for any company dealing with EU citizens, no mater where in the world the company is based. The fines are heavy!

KimLuster at 5:35PM, May 27, 2018

I'm still trying to decide exactly where I stand on the internet and privacy. On one hand, I see it as being out on the street and shouting your presence (ie. no privacy) but when it involves your personal assets and accounts, then of course there's got to be some protection!!

Banes at 10:51AM, May 27, 2018

This law must have teeth; I've been contacted by most of the websites I belong to about this. Does this combat the recent ruling that websites/corporations are allowed to sell peoples' information without their consent? I don't know all the ins and outs of this but it sounds positive.

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