German town keeps Christmas tradition after privacy law nearly scrapped it

Found on CNN on Wednesday, 26 December 2018
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In previous years up to 4,000 wishes to Father Christmas were placed on a tree at a Christmas market in the southern town of Roth.

That legislation states that parents of minors have to provide consent to the use of their kids' data. Organizations that fail to comply face big financial penalties.

It created a wish list, which included a parental consent disclaimer, which can be printed from their website and put in the wishing box at the Christmas market, which opens on Thursday.

Yes, it is stupid, but at the same time it can be helpful too. Luckily in this case, the solution was rather simple.