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The French data protection agency has ended a probe into digital marketing biz Vectaury that was last year hailed as a potentially fatal nail in adtech's coffin. GDPR Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law' READ MORE Vectaury was put on notice by the …

  1. usbac

    The big problem...

    ...is that idiot users don't care. If all they have to do is click accept, and then get "free" stuff, they don't care. Google has made billions from people willingly giving away their privacy. So has Facebook!

    What good is it to have data protection laws when the public at large doesn't care?

    When I ask people around me why they are giving their data willingly to the slurpers, they look at me like I'm some kind of wacko...

    1. Am I Paranoid Enough?
      Unhappy

      Re: The big problem...

      For me, the frustrating part is that whilst the vast majority continue with privacy indifference, people who do care remain demonised.

      It does seem to be changing, albeit very slowly. Any guesses to how long or as to what may trigger a faster response?

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