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GitLab pulls U-turn on plan to crank up usage telemetry after both staff and customers cry foul

Charlie Clark Silver badge

VC born and bred

On the other hand, GitLab CFO Paul Machle said: "This should not be an opt in or an opt out. It is a condition of using our product. There is an acceptance of terms and the use of this data should be included in that."

Worth noting that he's right that they can do this. GDPR quickly loses its teeth for anything that requires a login, unfortunately. Tells us a lot about what the investors who currently own GitLab are interested: you are not a name, you are a data resource.

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