Updates AdGuard DNS has become one of the early adopters of European Resolver Policy

Gandalf_The_Grey

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We are proud to announce that AdGuard DNS has adopted European Resolver Policy! Let's figure out what it is and why we decided to adopt it.

European Resolver Policy is "an industry-led initiative that sets out best practice for the protection of personal data by DNS resolver operators in Europe". It has been jointly developed with contributions from tech and telecoms companies in Europe and North America, from civil society and regulatory authorities. But it would never appear without a reason.

The emergence and proliferation of new protocols such as DoH had its ramifications: some browsers started to change their security-critical behaviour without explaining the effects of such a step to users. What's more, software policies vary considerably in approach, and it has become extremely difficult for users to understand how their data is stored, processed, and used.

Mozilla's Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) program would be a prime example here. Once created, it has been used as an excuse to force a DNS server of Mozilla's choice upon their US users. This program was developed on the basis of US condition, that is, Internet providers collect a ton of user data and resell it, which is why Mozilla sees justification to ignore the Internet providers' own DNS servers.

In Europe, the pattern is different: there are laws that specifically protect personal data, and from the privacy viewpoint, the DNS server of an Internet provider is often as good as any TRR member. Unfortunately, not all people understand it. To stress that a DNS resolver respects GDPR and personal data, European Resolver Policy was created.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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yes its for Windows, options are 1.system default 2.AdguardDNS 3.Adguard family 4.Adguard non filtering 5.Google DNS 6.Cloudflare DNS 7.Cloudflare Antimalware DNS 8.Cloudflare family 9.Cisco Open DNS 10.Cisco Family 11.Quad9
If you want help with the AdGuard you can use their DNS too (option 2) meaning less work for the main program. If you want to use another DNS Quad9 (option 11) would be a good choice because of its malware blocking capabilities. If you are noticing that your browsing is slowed down, you could try system default (option 1) and use the DNS of your own ISP.
So, personally I would try option 11 first, if you are noticing missed adds and things like that go for option 2, if you are noticing any slowdowns go for option 1.
 

TairikuOkami

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Does anyone have problems with the latest ADguard version? Since the update, I get a lot of cookie messages from sites and from time to time ads.
Maybe that policy is the reason, DNS should not be blocking cookie notices, because that would go against it.
To stress that a DNS resolver respects GDPR and personal data, European Resolver Policy was created.
 

Zartarra

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Maybe that policy is the reason, DNS should not be blocking cookie notices, because that would go against it.

I installed the list in ADguard but the cookie warning aren't blocked. It seems that some AV's have problems with the 7.6 version.
 
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