When I see "we care about your privacy" I get a weird creepy vibe from it.

Like, why? Why the hell do you care about my privacy? What business of yours is my privacy?

Why don't you go ahead and care about something else? My privacy was just fine before you started "caring" for it.

@rysiek much like private parts they shouldn't:
- talk about it
- have access to it
- use it without my knowledge or consent

@rune and even if they do get access to it with my consent, they should not under any circumstances record it or give other parties access to it without my explicit and very enthusiastic consent.

@rysiek indeed. It almost flows naturally with this analogy.

Maybe the EU should replace the gdpr with shorter more concise "penis and vagina" legislation that we can all understand.

@rysiek they tried being nice with the gdpr but it hasn't yielded expected results yet, so time to take it up a notch

@rune haha, absolutely. Lemme get my popcorn, apparently Google Analytics is now illegal in the EU specifically due to US laws related to access to information held by service providers:

@rysiek 2022 is lining up to be a good year w.r.t. gdpr rulings, but it's weird it took so many years to get confirmation that it's wrong to let Google measure my private parts

@rune "letting Google measure our private parts" is such a great way of referring to it that I will now unabashedly steal it.

@rysiek unlike with my private parts anyone is free to do anything they like with my words.

@rune Your words are actually protected as well, but of course, you can let us use them if it's okay for you! @rysiek

@samgai @rysiek that's only assuming I ever come up with anything creative and original enough to quality for copyright :blobtonguewink:

@rune @samgai all of your toots in this thread easily meet that threshold. And I am saying this as a person who did copyright training for people for money.

@rysiek @rune I was also thinking about Fediverse posts as personal data.

@rysiek @rune Going by the GDPR definition, I would say that the content of any post is personal data as long as it can be somehow linked to its creator. So if it's something generic like "lol" or if you can paraphrase it enough that the original post can't be found, then you've probably escaped the GDPR obligations.

@rysiek @samgai well just to be safe I here by officially grant an unlimited WTFPL license to the entire fediverse for my posts in this thread ©️

@rune @samgai that's a good point, I should put a clear license on my toots


@rune @rysiek

"We care about your genitals"
"Your genitals are important for us"
"Review your genitals settings"
"By submitting this form, you agree to our genitals policy"

If this sounds weird and creepy, why would you talk about our privacy that way?


@samgai @rysiek you missed a common one:
"here at <company> we value your genitalia"

@rune @rysiek Oh damn, you're right. I should have been more thorough with my genitalia-related post.


@rune @samgai @rysiek Just wondering whether some people will want a CW for your CW.


@markusl @samgai @rysiek I suppose that word could be a bit out there.

I've always been comfortable with words that could be used in medical textbooks. Although, Danish medical textbooks are pretty savage.

@rune @markusl @rysiek I honestly don't know any good way to CW things whose sole mentions should be CW'd. My best hope is to spell the thing in full and hope that whoever doesn't want to see that word has a filter set up for it.

@samgai @rune @rysiek Sorry — I meant that as a kind of meta joke. IRL, I tend to say things with a straight face, and people who don't know me don't realise I'm joking. Now I seem to be doing it here, too.


"Of course there can't be 100 % security, but we are commited to keep your genitals as safe as possible under industry standards."
"We provide military grade genitals protection"
@rune @rysiek

Well, I care about your privacy immensely.

That's why I don't keep any of your data.

@ScumbagDog ok, fine, but my question is: why do you even care about my privacy? I appreciate the thought, but it's kind of weird, you know what I mean?

It's like telling a random stranger: "hey, I care about your daughter's well-being". Cool, cool but now I will make sure my hypothetical daughter is never ever anywhere near you, especially alone.

@ScumbagDog I know, I didn't mean it to be personal. It was in the context of the standard "we care about your privacy" dribble.

I know.

I consider it a difference I culture.

Not that your worry is unfounded. Just that we could do better.

@rysiek @ScumbagDog Because that's the "added value" they offer you, and being a buisness, they NEED money

@cadadr I'm a Slav and Slavs have a very strong need to be Good Hosts. And being a Good Host is the polar opposite of making your guests uncomfortable, which incidentally is exactly what will happen if you record your guests and make that recording available to third parties.

@rysiek The only reliable test if someone really care about our privacy is lack of trackers on the website or (at least) "reject all" button much bigger than "accept all" one.

@rysiek @datacop

Well let's be totally honest here.. we don't want your private data, meta or not.

But every time you visit our site or use our app you insist on sending your data to our server even if we asked you not to..

It's getting weird, you're making it weird.. and It's getting a little bit creepy tbh ngl

@eris2cats @datacop well you don't have to take and keep photos of my genit... I mean copies of my private data. :P

@eris2cats @rysiek I think the creepy part is taking notes for everybody who looks at your public billboard. I mean, if you don't want people looking at it, why even have one at all?

Did you like it more when they were selling your data and *not* telling you about it?

@r000t I never agreed to have that kind of limited choice. I refuse to choose between "abusive" and "abusive, but now we tell you about it".


@mmin @rysiek Thanks to Boris bloody Johnson, Nigel bloody Farage and Dominic bloody Cummings, this is yet another EU benefit that we in the UK no longer get. 🤬

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