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EU cookie law will hurt those it should be helping

Busybody Bureaucrats ruiin the net with a stupid cookie lawEvery time you walk into a supermarket, there are any number of cameras filming your movements. You are not informed about these cameras – you are expected to know they are there; expected to accept their presence without knowing what will happen to the data they capture.

What if, each time you walk into the shop, you are confronted on entry by a lawyer who asks you to complete a waiver form allowing the shop to film you. Most likely, you would go to another shop. But what if every shop was doing the same thing?

Personal data could drive social media consolidation

Guess WhoEvery gold rush creates a plethora of companies which then consildate into a smaller, more manageable number. In 1999 and 2000 we saw the emergence and disappearance of many dotcom businesses. Some went bust too fast, others got off the ground but struggled to retain the finance needed to stay the course towards breakeven. Many of the companies that disappeared were swallowed up by rivals – often for their technology.