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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new legal framework in the EU. It was enacted by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission, with the intention to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It will apply starting on May 25, 2018.

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How to purge an image on Lemmy? (GDPR Data Erasure)

Given a URL to an image on my lemmy instance, how can I (as an admin) permanently delete the image (and all cache/variants of the image)? I operate a lemmy instance server. One of our users just ...
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Is it normal for revenue to drop heavily when using AdSense default GDPR message?

I turned on Google's AdSense GDPR Consent Message two days ago, and the results have been horrendous. I went with the default, two button message popup as it's straightforward enough. One options ...
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Between a WordPress blog and a forum using Adsense, what do I need to do to make my website GDPR compliant?

Firstly, I'm hoping this is the correct forum for this thread (I couldn't figure out which other section to post it in). So I have a query about GDPR. To make it as simple as possible, I have a ...
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Does AdSense out-of-the-box GDPR message work with GA4?

AdSense offers a simple solution for GDPR-compliant messages for personalized ads (https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/10961068). If I enable this popup, do I need an additional popup ...
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How do I set up my GDPR if I have more than one advertiser platform on a single domain?

I work with ezoic ads and Google Adsense, so what should I do to set up my GDPR consent? Should I ask both platforms to disable the consent and hire an authorized vendor to take care of the consent ...
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What region codes require GDPR compliance?

TL;DR: What ISO 3166-2 region codes require GDPR compliance? I'm trying to implement my own GDPR compliance using Google Tag Manager. This documentation has a header titled "Region-specific ...
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How do I allow users to delete Google Analytics data for GDPR compliance?

I'm in the process of making my website GDPR compliant and one of the requirements of GDPR is that users have the ability to delete data. After a user agrees to allow GA, Is there a way for users to ...
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Ads receiving clicks, but not actual traffic (phantom clicks from multiple ad platforms)

I am not receiving ad traffic from Facebook ads, Google Search ads, or Reddit ads to my website any more, despite receiving clicks on my ads across all these platforms. This is according to multiple ...
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Is it forbidden to include "irrelevant" info in a European privacy policy?

I have several German project web sites, using different components. Let's say one site uses a social media plugin an the other site doesn't. Can I use the same, generalized data protection policy ...
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Will my ranking drop if I don't comply with GDPR?

I have a site that is not doing well on search and I don't know why. My site doesn't have the GDPR popup, will that be an issue with Google rankings? If so, how does Google know?
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Cookie consent for promocode

We have an ecommerce site, and the promocode the user provides on the shopping bag is stored as a session cookie. Is this considered a strictly necessary cookie? If the user rejects non-essential ...
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Does a contact form need to ask the user for explicit permission to be GDPR compliant?

I have read about GDPR compliance for forms, and from my understanding a contact form is compliant if it has: A tick box (unchecked) clearly saying we will contact you back regarding your query OR if ...
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What would happen to my website if I don't install consent for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)?

I really hate the consent popup on my website. It's stupid, slow and not even helping the users. May I know what would happen if I just remove it? Will government of EU/California sue me or block my ...
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Ad words conversion without GDPR consent

Is it possible to track Google Ad conversions on a marketing site, cookieless and without the GDPR consent? There are articles like such that explain that you can create a hash combining the IP ...
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Matomo one click solution GDPR compliant settings

I'm using the latest Matomo self-hosted version. Is there a one click solution to set all settings to be GDPR compliant? (like import default settings for GDPR)
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Was youtube-nocookie.com always serving cookies or did it start recently? Is it a scam?

I've been using Youtube embeds in enhanced privacy mode by chang[ing] the domain for the embed URL in your HTML from https://www.youtube.com to https://www.youtube-nocookie.com I remember checking ...
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Make Google Tag Manager' tags GDPR compliant

How to make tags in Google Tag Manager GDPR-compliant without using 3rd party services like CookieBot? I have a custom "We use cookies" popup and GTM set up. I need to understand how to ...
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How long can anonymised log files be stored in the EU?

It seems to be standard industry practice to anonymise IP addresses etc. in web server log files after seven days. If this has happened, how long am I allowed to keep the log files? My reason for ...
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Should I hide the content inside the cookies law compliance banner from search engines?

I am working on my first website.I am working on the last steps before deploying it. Now I am facing the law compliance requirements. Right now it is mandatory by GDPR to show the cookies compliance ...
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Is it valid to use a single cookie consent for multiple domains?

Many cookie consent services – for example SecurePrivacy, CookieBot, and CookiePro – allow "cross-domain" consent, where consenting with cookie usage on one domain will imply consent on ...
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Do I need a cookies notice?

I've read that if you are storing identifying information like the user's name or email address in cookies then you have to ask for consent. I just want to store the user's country code, like US, CA, ...
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Small web service, gdpr, privacy policy etc

I have created a simple API based service for developers. And I am stacked for a few days with gdpr and legal stuff. I am using firebase auth, to track users and API usage. I want to show an ads from ...
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How do I resolve the "IAB TC string" warning in AdSense for EU users?

I recently saw a warning in my Adsense dashboard: We've detected an issue on your IAB TC string on one or more of your sites or apps. These errors may affect your ability to serve ads to European ...
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Do I require GDPR user consent for Google Analytics if "anonymizeIp" is enabled?

I can't seem to find a reliable answer to this question. As IP addresses are considered PII under the EU's GDPR, it seems important that Google Analytics tracking is placed behind a cookie consent ...
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For GDPR consent, should resellers/intermediaries be included in verdorlist.json?

When EU users enter a GDPR supported website, such users get presented with a "are you sure we can follow you?" question. If those users click "yes" than it stores a cookie with a Base64 consent ...
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GDPR: Checking if user falls under GDPR terms

I am a bit confused about what is the proper way to detect whether a user falls under GDPR laws. Most websites use IP geolocation for this purpose, but what if the user is traveling while visiting the ...
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Is it against EU-law to load Google Tag Manager, if I don't do anything with it?

Question Can I load Google Tag Manager on my page, if I don't record any data before the cookie consent is given from the visitor? Context I have a WordPress installation, with a Vue frontend. I ...
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Confused about GDPR and Who is

Exactly how does it work with GDPR and Who is? I live in the Netherlands and have a .com domain at Namecheap. According to the Namecheap support, my data becomes public in Who is if I disable their ...
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Possible to legally display ads without consent from EU users?

The EU cookie law, I believe, requires the consent of EU user to place cookies. The ads that I know of on the website uses cookies. Is possible to legally display ads on website without consent from ...
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Should I buy domain privacy now that GDPR is in

I used to get scammers ringing my phone because I didn't buy domain privacy. Being in the EU, Do I still need to buy this service if I dont want scammers and spam ringing my phone by looking up whois? ...
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Hide a privacy policy banner from GoogleBot

I want to hide a privacy policy banner from Google. A similar question has been asked over here however a lot has changed since then. In our case, we have been advised by our lawyers to ensure that ...
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Cookie consent message needed for web game high score?

I'm making an online word game and I want to use a cookie to store the user's high score so it will always show it when they play the game, not just for the session. To comply with the EU GDPR do I ...
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Would a "this site uses cookies" notice be sufficient under the GDPR for cookies from other domains

I'm using a third-party analytics tool that sets a cookie to track the user for analytics purposes (for tracking conversions) as soon as the user hits the page. The analytics service does not store ...
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Do service workers require consent under GDPR?

I notice that Chrome puts service workers, indexed databases and local/session storage under "cookies" in the site info dropdown. Are these things in any way considered ways to access personal ...
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My clients name isn't shown in Whois

My client's name isn't shown in whois https://whois.icann.org/ nor https://ae.godaddy.com/whois nor any otheer whois service though I didn't make the domain private, the name, the address, and ...
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GDPR compliance for B2B Scenario

We are working on a website that will be an authentication only site, i.e. only users who are invited and accept the invitation by logging into our site will have access to it. We will also have a few ...
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Delete Google Analytics cookie in AMP version

I'm developing a new AMP site. It's very simple and I just want to know visits/pageviews in Google Analytics. Because of the European GDPR law, instead of notifying the users about the cookie, I ...
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Can I send personal email under GDPR?

I run an app with around 10,000 users. When users register, we show them a checkbox saying "Send me occasional tips and updates", which is unchecked by default. If users don't check it, we don't send ...
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Does GDPR replace EU cookie notice policy?

From what I understand GDPR says you are not allowed to store user identification information such us IP, name. But I could use cookies for user experience. For example I can track visited page ...
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GDPR & Outdated Browsers

So as a web developer we are always asked to support the old browsers for the potential that someone may fire up a decade old computer and visit our sites. However with GDPR now in place I wonder if ...
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Massive drop in Google impressions for last two months after cookie script was added for GDPR

I was checking Google Search Console and noticed that there is massive drop in Google impressions since July, not sure what could be the reason. I remember that I integrated a cookiebot.com script ...
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Table that lists all local storage items used on site

According to the newest regulations and our law department each website our company owns/manages needs to have a page that lists all cookies and local storage items used on the site. I tried to find ...
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Do i need User consent for Google Analytics to be GDPR complaint

I am using GA on website as everyone out there does same. In order to be GDPR complaint i had used "https://cookie-script.com" script to for user consent for one of my website and i notice for last ...
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Show personalized ads outside Europe and non-personalized ads in Europe using Google Adsense?

Since my website has only a cookie acceptance message, I can not show personalized ads in the European Economic Area (EEA). Is it possible to show non-personalized Ads only in EEA?
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Where to Send Non-Consenting Visitors?

With the GDPR regulation that requires getting consent from EU users to accept the use of cookies, where should non-consenting users be sent? There seems to be quite a few options but what are the ...
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As web developers, who is responsible for privacy policies, Ts and Cs, etc? [closed]

Judging by the number of questions related GDPR, privacy policies, etc. and the number of responses pointing to various "generators", it seems that most developers rely on generic, copy and paste then ...
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How to create an opt-out link for each cookie we use on our site? [closed]

Under the new GDPR directives, we should provide ways to remove / block cookies that our sites send to the user's browsers upon user's request. How to do it? Is there some HTML/javascipt solution to ...
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How do I stop showing Adsense to someone if they reject cookies?

I have a Wordpress site and have just installed a cookie banner to get consent. I have a few questions about this though, what do I do if somebody clicks "reject"? How do I stop showing them the ...
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Does a Server with blank/no website still needs a privacy policy to comply with GDPR?

I run a pet project server with a private website (which is put down for now due to GDPR) that I use to show of artworks that I did. It does not have a user login or anything, only a small form for ...
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How to show Registrant Name in WHOIS lookup?

I have purchased a domain name (anishghosh.me) from bigrock.com but when I'm doing a WHOIS lookup on the domain the registrant name is not showing in that information. How can I show my name as the ...
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