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So thanks Europe!
publishers will no longer have to display a cookie banner,
So could someone please clarify: In regard to the recent Google email "Important updates about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)", there's no action required on this issue by Adsense publishers? It was just a heads up email, with the bulk of the issue being that we may be loosing the ability to show "interest based" ads to EU website visitors? Thanks.
FWIW since the Cookie directive was introduced I adopted a "Cookies are not required" policy for my sites, even without cookies Google still serves, usually, relevant ads to the sites since, supposedly, they should already know what your site is about, I repeat, should know what you site is about however that seriously has to be questioned at the moment!
I did not understand what you said.
For me, it's easiest to just block all the EU countries. They're a very small percentage of my visitors anyway.
Therefore it wouldn't surprise me if we end up with a situation where only 10% or so of the total user base actively opts in.
If that is the outcome the viability of interest based ads as we know them now will be open to question.
What is the point of publishers spending time and money implementing a bespoke solution for interest based ads
Exactly. I hope Google (and other ad networks), will come with a simple option, where they would disable interest based ads for EU users, and that's all.
A first victim will be Criteo, they already announced they'll expect to loose at least 20% of their incomes.
How is the internet "free" when entire countries can impose regulations, restrictions or limitations on internet businesses?
Is it just for ads? What about sites running 3rd party comment sections like Disqus, and social share buttons that track users data in exchange for being free to use?
Do you mean that internet businesses should be exempted of any kind of rules ?
I don't like the EU involving themselves with my website and what I can and can't do with my website.
If you want to deny the rights of EU citizens, then simply block them from accessing your site.