Google adsense has just announced that all adsense publisher must take consent from all visitors coming to their website from European union countries, before storing or accessing their data. Web publisher have to implement a confirm button taking their consent just like the useless are you sure you are 18+ system.
This has created a furor from small adsense publishers around the world. People are finding it hard to understand that why this kind of insane policy is being forcefully imposed on them in World wide web.
First they will have to determine that the visitor is from European union countries via fetching their ip and matching them against an IP range database which is a quite lengthy, tricky and erroneous process. Secondly they will have to make a confirm system along with showing them their cookie information message, which will alter the browsing experience in a negative way.
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Lawmakers are winning the war over internet. They are bending it according to their own wish. Authorities have still not been able to stop the illegal torrent websites and the newly evolved darknet websites, but they are trying to make it very difficult for small adsense publishers around the world. I also do not understand what sort of purpose this is going to solve. But since Google adsense is by far the most suitable alternative for advertising earning, there seem to be a no way out there for publishers around the world including me.
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