I am an Internet Lawyer
I’m getting real sick of the ‘I am not a lawyer’ everywhere. Everyone’s not a lawyer, nobody’s not a doctor.
I get that people think their suggestions may have legal consequences. I don’t think mine will though. I’m an internet lawyer - go murder someone, it’ll be fine. This is legal advice.
I just can’t picture someone violating the GDPR, then going to court, and saying ’there was some guy on Reddit, and he said he knew for definite that this was fine’. Let’s assume you track the guy down. Could any court seriously accept that this person - because they didn’t end every post with those magic words - wanted to hand out legal advice as if he were someone’s personal lawyer?
I also can’t stand to hear people saying ’this is not legal advice, but employers asking you not to talk about your wages is illegal, and you should sue’. That’s legal advice. Telling someone they can film police is legal advice.
It’s like making the sign of the cross before entering a dark forest - a movement people have seen others do for safety, and then imitate.