There are some rules and regulations to help protect me. I don’t feel protected. I just feel annoyed. Every day I am confronted by a dozen or more boxes that look like this one.
l do not take the time to figure out whether this particular site can be trusted with my information.
Call me lazy, but I would happily share it with everyone, share with no one, or even share with some but not others based on the roll of the dice rather than having to move my mouse and make an extra click.
I don’t doubt the good intentions of the regulators, but this isn’t working for me. Does it work for anyone?
In the best of all possible worlds, it would get turned on for the sites that I believe are doing good work like TheGuardian as I would like to support their work but turned off for any site that I have visited less than 5 times in the past year. But I would take convenience over accuracy here. Right answers are over-rated.
Is there a browser plugin that will atomically do something sensible for me so I don’t need to figure this out? Or even something stupid. It probably can’t be worse at figuring this out than I am.