Thanks David, there’s a number of really interesting things you mention in that comment! That link is pretty fascinating, too.
I think you’re absolutely right about conservatives having an anachronistic target when they focus on ‘red tape’. It’s interesting that they’re the most interested in interference in civil liberties (surveillance, etc.) to ‘protect’ people. Again, they’ve got things the wrong way around.
In terms of the GDPR, no laws are ever going to keep up with technological developments, sadly. The best we can have are principles. Right now, it feels like an unfair ‘battle’ between huge, well-funded technology companies, and, well… society? The best way to deal with that is to cut off, or at least massively constrain, the source of that funding. In other words, let’s go to war on surveillance-based advertising.