To my dear friends complaining about GDPR, if companies providing free services in exchange for users data didn't fuck up completely, there wouldn't be any GDPR. In history, regulations always come after people fuck ups, uncle Bob has some nice talks about that.

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    Exactly, laws like this are only created because companies are acting so extremely weird, antisocial, and unethical that it's freaking out the general public. If we do so poorly at managing ourselves as an industry that the rest of society rises up to make laws about our shitty behaviour, we should take that as a lesson rather than crying that we personally should be an exception, or that the law behaves strangely in some edge case. If the software industry as a whole was meeting its obligations to society this kind of law would never even be proposed.
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