The subject being GDPR and phpBB, let's limit ourselves to that.LaxSlash1993 wrote: ↑Sat May 19, 2018 6:01 amThere are hundereds of thousands upon hundereds of thousands upon hudereds of thousands of websites out there collecting millions upon millions of EU citizens personal data. Please, tell me, which one of the governing agencies for this law has the man-power and resources to oversee all of this?
There are probably many millions of phpBB forums around the world, so yes, an European government agency does not have the power and resources to oversee all. But you forget that on these millions of forums, there are millions of European users and that each one of them can potentially appeal to the GDPR! Also remember that a government agency can use automated tools to check the GDPR compliance of certain elements of a website (I'm not talking about personal data). ^^
After that, you have to be aware that even though the GDPR applies to phpBB forums, it was initially set up to protect the user of sites that collect much more information than phpBB does. it does not help to close your eyes, just take into consideration some basic elements to simply avoid the potential risk of being bored by a disgruntled user because I very much doubt that the European state comes to you typing on the fingers because of its operating principle your forum phpBB has collected the IP addresses of a user. ^^
I sincerely think that for phpBB forums, it is not a government agency the problem, but the user!
You forget that forums hosted in the European union can not geoblock or ignore ...
If you geoblocked, it means that you exclude a few million users and there you may be subject to other laws concerning discrimination.
Remember that laws change. Internet is not an area of no rights for users.