As insane as the Germans are on other social policies, they never bend over for Uncle Sam the way the UK does. Good on them.
A German court has ruled that Facebook has not done enough to alert people to the pre-ticked privacy settings on its mobile app. That included an option to share location data when in conversation with another user, and agreement that Google and other search engines could show links to user profiles in search results. …
If they're "pre-ticking" the choices then why are they even bothering to show this screen? Oh..the law. Still, I'd have to agree with the court... I can see "(recommended)" on one choice without the tick being there so it does force some action (with or without deep thinking by the user) to make the choice.
I cant wait for the full GDPR enforcement rollout. I keep watching sites with non-compliant models i.e. almost all, and waiting for the meltdown on realisation the consent has to be granted. Watching them squirming about 3rd party, and self-justification.
Changed mine already, no cookies, no personal data, no tracking...simples
Another thing I'm waiting to see is the much more common appearance of a 'Delete my Account' button on the account details page of websites that require users to login.
It seems to me that this is needed for compliance with the GDPR Right To Be Forgotten clause, but so far I don't remember seeing it on any website I use regularly. Of course, its reasonable for a website to refuse to action this button while there are outstanding transactions or where the account balance is non-zero, but I can't think of any other reasonable exceptions to immediate deletion of the account and all personally identifiable details in it.
They know that you were physically in the UK because that's where their shop is. And you paid cash so their cash records will balance at the end of the day.
If you buy online the vendor needs proof of which country you were in so that they can charge, and be audited, the correct tax rate. And they need to prove that the credit card transaction matches the invoice amount.
Such are the rules of VAT accounting, and you don't mess with whoever Customs and Excise are these days because they have all sorts of powers to shut you down.
A German court has ruled that Facebook has not done enough to alert people to the pre-ticked privacy settings on its mobile app.
Pre-ticked privacy settings sounds a little like Microsoft and their Windows 10 privacy settings until they were forced to change it.
Of course there will be those who argue that it's your own responsibility to check but if the person isn't told and the settings are just pre-ticked how are people supposed to my an informed decision.
The pre-ticked privacy options are unacceptable and need to go.
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