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nerevisigoth t1_ixdfzww wrote

You think things like GDPR have helped innovation? I guess it spurred a whole new generation of "agree to cookies" nuisance pop-ups.


ackillesBAC t1_ixedzyg wrote

That's the stuff consumers can see, corporations had to do quite a lot of work on the back end to ensure a user can be deleted.


nerevisigoth t1_ixeiati wrote

Yeah, it's a core part of my job. But it's not innovation, it's busywork. Millions of hours of engineering could have gone to something useful, and instead they've been squandered on regulatory compliance. But of course the big companies don't mind, because the endless layers of bureaucracy keep nimble startups from challenging their market position.