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What the flying fuck is happening on the EU with the fucking GDPR corsairs!!

I made two - TWO - entirely static websites, hand-made, 100% cookie-free!! I didn't even need to store a goddam boolean cookie! No third-party content is EVER invoked, called or summoned! I hosted a small video to avoid Youtube! Facebook and twitter share buttons are links!! I DID ALL OF THIS ON PURPOSE AND INFORMED THE FUCKING CLIENT.

And THEN (and, of course, unsolicited), the fucking lawyers of an asshole GDPR corsair office came and scared the shit out of my clients and convinced BOTH of them to put the goddam GDPR cookie consent popup on the fucking websites!! And they took their bribe, of course...

In order to avoid billionaire fines because of the NON EXISTENT cookies of the SMALLEST, SIMPLEST, 2KB MINIFIED HTML page on the Internet.

Anybody else is suffering from this kind of behavior??

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  • 10
    @RantSomeWhere The client was the one who was reached by the lawyers, he was happy to pay for their advice and happy to pay for another developer to put the cookie consent popup because I refused to do so.
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    I think this is a case of GDPR trolls, something akin to Copyright trolls, where they will come at you guns blazing with a "fine"/settlement with no or incorrect/made up "proof" and will sizzle out into nothingness as soon as you show them actual proof of how wrong they are.
  • 9
    @theKarlisK Yes... i wish it was like this.

    I showed plenty of proof to my client, to no avail. He trusted the lawyers more than me because... well, they're lawyers and wear ties and I'm just a young freelance who coworks, I guess...

    It's very frustrating.
  • 3
    @RantSomeWhere "Something I aspire to be one day."
  • 1
    For those of us about to do our own websites like this, how do we deal with the cookie monster ?

    (Without expensive lawyers..)
  • 1
    Well, your client is stupid. Might as well upsell something to them yourself. @Nanos don’t use cookies or simply ask for consent. Not rocket science, there’s plenty of online literature.
  • 3
    Funny. But not really.
    Clients are sometimes naive about technoshit and have to rely on experts. It's just funny some rely on legal experts to weigh in on technical issues. It's like going to a steak restaurant and ordering the fish. I personally wouldn't recommend that, but... As long as everybody eats, who gives a shit?
  • 1
    What you got no analytics on there?
  • 2
    I had to do the same last week, now that site has a cookie to not show the cookies notice every time...
  • 1
    You don't want to work with those kinda clients anyway. Glad you came out unscathed dude
  • 1
    @620hun

    > don’t use cookies

    That's what I plan to do.

    I just want to know what to do if guys in hats turn up on my doorstep and start talking about fines or prison !
  • 2
    The government and lawyers realizes the growth of the internet, and had to find a retarded way to put their claws in it.

    "You have the right to be forgotten".

    Goodluck with finding the data across billions of sites, servers and so on.

    Whole thing is just messed up.
  • 0
    > "You have the right to be forgotten".

    I'm reminded if you google someone and it tells you some data about them has been removed, it makes you think, what are they hiding about their past !

    Of course, you could ask to have your own data removed, and then folk would think you might be a retired bank robber. :-)
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