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If you want to withdraw consent they redirect you to their standard contact form.

What are the odds that this contact form delivers email to /dev/null ?

You always have the choice yada yada. Then a single button.

without further investigation.

New (to me) GDPR Dark Pattern 

Do you hate your Internet Service Provider? Do you hate your Email Provider?

We'll help you send them a GDPR Data Access Request designed to waste as much of their time as possible. They are legally required to respond to your request within 30 days! 🔥

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Please STOP, stop, stop using #Google #reCaptcha on your websites!
You are giving away your visitors' #privacy and they cannot even opt-out and avoid it if they want to reach your contents.
fastcompany.com/90369697/googl
#privacyMatters #webdevelopment

bmw.gr gives you the choice to reject all cookies and then goes all passive-aggressive about it with popups all over the place so that you can "access all content"

Basically, you're greet with a nice and horrible thing on the top of the page (picture 1). The deny button is pretty much invisible if you don't pay attention.

You click on the deny button. You're greet with some #darkpattern sauce to confirm if you're sure about your denial of consent (picture 2). Click on deny and you'll be sent back right at the home page (page 3).

@GDPR_HallOfShame we can safely say that that website (healthline.com) fits nicely on the #GDPRHallOfShame, right ?

Envato gives you the choice to enable some of the cookies but their website breaks horribly if you do. They never thought anyone would bother. Not to mention that the button to accept is called "Allow all cookies" even if you deselect some.

I mean that, while I don't agree, I can understand the transaction in other services. The website has something valuable to visitors and requests data in return.

An e-commerce site however, wants to sell you stuff. Introducing themselves with asking for your data just because you want to watch their virtual display is a sad reminder of the normalization of data abuse.

Way to welcome the visitors to your shop, 3D_edge.

Nobody would think about welcoming you to their store with a few pages of agreements to sign right after you step in the door. Why is this acceptable online?

Etsy does use the familiar dark pattern but at least the switches are turned off by default.

however because of the

I had to uncheck all these. Lifo's idea of "opt-in" definitely differs from that of everybody else (including the GDPR)

for sure

If you valued my privacy, there would be a "Reject" button. Enough with the anti-patterns, please.

No bbc, "tracking how far a user gets on a page and where they're clicking" isn't strictly necessary. Shame on you.

No opt-out, food network? At least they tell what cookies are for. And fortunately I have an ad blocker.

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