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I find it even more surprising that relatively large websites like the Chigago Times and the Los Angeles Times didn't make the last minute, and instead just disabled their whole website for visitors from the EU. They've had since April 2016 to prepare.
I would answer your question, but I need your pre-approval to do so!
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10:29 Request mail received
10:30 Thank you for your acceptment mail received
Both mails has not been opened before. Investigation unfolds that the AV software is opening all links within mails (see above twitter link for a JPG with statement text from the marketing software producer).
Does anyone at all seriously believe that if you do NOT return a confirmation that they can continue collecting personal information about you, then they will immediately STOP doing so?
Haha. If caught, they will tell that "We haven't received the confirmation yet, but we expect it any day now, so to make sure that no info is lost, we save it. But we promise, really promise, that we will not make use of the info until we receive the confirmation, and that will be any day now..."