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:

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@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

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