Clinamenic

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Does anywhere in UK have any personal data protection laws? I hear some EU nations do, and it seems US is behind here.
 

Clinamenic

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I did see a mention of this actually, a Reuters headline about a couple congresspeople expressing outrage about a lack of congressional oversight over CIA operations. I tend to think unsupervised operations are warranted in some cases, thus the inter-branch stonewalling is warranted by extension.

But when it comes to data collection, I do think there needs to be oversight. That said, I know nothing about the particulars of this case.
 

Clinamenic

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I think non-total congressional oversight might be a requisite for true separation of power.
 

Clinamenic

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And also, given the advent of OSINT, the bulk of the actual information (to be rendered into intelligence) is out there for anyone with the know-how to obtain. Its my understanding that the elite intelligence actors are distinguished, now, less by their access to premier intelligence, and more by their access to expensive, enterprise-grade data analytics software.
 

Clinamenic

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Which ostensibly puts data analytics firms like Palantir at the zenith of power here.
 

sufi

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Does this manifest as an extra layer of disclosures/permissions you get from websites? Any noticeable impact on your experience?
there are a few US websites that just closed their doors to Europe when GDPR came in.
GDPR imho meant that lots of websites put up cookie screens, and quite a few even implemented them correctly, though it was quite unclear what the deal was to start with
 

Clinamenic

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Screens, as in, to disallow cookies and third-party cookies? So you're actually going untraced in these cases?
 

sufi

lala
Screens, as in, to disallow cookies and third-party cookies? So you're actually going untraced in these cases?
yeah, untraced by cookies anyway
that's obvs that's not the whole of gdpr - but ip addresses are as considered personal data, so permission is needed if you want to log them
& gdpr is not the whole of the issue with cookies - e.g. blocking them to avoid being tracked anonymously by ads

there are all sorts of other ways you might be getting tracked though
 
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