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opt-out

(ŏpt′owt′) [L. optare, to wish for]
To choose not to participate in a program or not to receive information about a particular product or service. In health care, to decline to participate in a recommended program, e.g., in health screening, vaccination, or research.
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The opt-out movement shows no signs of slowing in the midst of this year's spring testing season.
The sensible option would be to phase out the opt-out caveat over a few years.
''If the opt-outs are great enough, at what point does somebody say this is absurd?''
Companies may choose to use an "opt-out" method, requiring consumers to take action if they don't want their information collected.
To recall, before signing the Lisbon Treaty, Klaus wanted his country to be exempt from the charter, similarly to Poland and the UK's opt-outs'.
Meanwhile, in Denmark, the debate on opt-outs is going quite the other way.
Following the recent publication of a report by the House of Lords EU Committee that said ministers had failed to make a convincing case for the opt-outs and such a move could have "negative repercussions" for the UK, it is clear the ending of EU-wide co-operation would have devastating effects on our criminal justice and policing systems.
Differentiated integration at work; the institutionalisation and implementation of opt-outs from European integration in the area of freedom, security and justice.
Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, has insisted that a separate Scotland would automatically retain EU membership along with all the UK's opt-outs.
New Danish PM, social-democrat Helle Thorning-Schmidt stated in Brussels that her government will work to abolishing opt-outs from the EU once the country becomes the EU's rotational president in the first half of 2012.
It also helped our employees, and we had no opt-outs."
2) MEASURE YOUR OPT-OUTS. Count the number of people who are cutting off their dialogue with you by unsubscribing to emails, unfollowing you on Twitter and unliking you on Facebook.