Everything has a cost. For whatever reason this just came to mind.
I like privacy. And so, I like the idea of these laws.
However, once your company is big enough to be a target, you probably need to hire full time lawyers and privacy experts just to handle GDPR. Plus, all the money you put into paying for website redesign and GDPR tracking/tools.
This means, a widget you used to sell for $50, is now $100 to offset all the extra stuff you’re having to do.
GDPR also means we are full of pop ups, banners, checkboxes, reminders, and so on and so forth.
Since all of this GDPR stuff I don’t use the Internet any differently. It feels like it was designed more for people who don’t know what a cookie is. If they didn’t know before, they still won’t know if there’s a banner in their face. It’s just more to click through to get to what you want.