By: Steve Dellar | 05-25-2018 | News
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EU Blocks Multiple US News Sites Over New GDPR Law

If you are an employee in Europe working with email, then your mailbox was flooded this week with requests from companies wanting your express consent for them to continue using your data. One of the top voted memes on the issue was a fictional website where you could order T-shirts stating you had ‘survived the GDPR onslaught.’

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Several major US companies knew what was coming and took precautionary measures. Facebook, for example, moved its user base (it has more users in the EU than the US) outside of EU territory to escape the new regulations.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is it. <br>Today, our EU <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DataProtection</a> rules enter into application, putting the Europeans back in control of their data.<br>Europe asserts its digital sovereignty and gets ready for the digital age.<br>Read our statement → <a href=""></a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GDPR</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; European Commission (@EU_Commission) <a href="">May 24, 2018</a></blockquote>

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But others didn’t find it necessary to do anything for example. The Los Angeles Times has lost its European user base since this morning and is as from new no longer accessible.

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Mr. Andrus Ansip, the EU Commission’s Vice-President for the Digital Single Market: “Europeans' privacy will be better protected, and companies benefit from a single set of rules across the EU. Strong data protection rules are the basis for a functioning Digital Single Market and for the online economy to prosper.”

“The new rules ensure that citizens can trust in how their data is used and that the EU can make the best of the opportunities of the data economy.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">GDPR working well then <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) <a href="">May 25, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“Our new data protection rules were agreed for a reason: Two-thirds of Europeans are concerned about the way their data was being handled, feeling they have no control over the information they give online. Companies need clarity to be able to extend operations across the EU safely. Recent data scandals confirmed that with stricter and clearer data protection rules we are doing the right thing in Europe.”

Other US newspapers are no longer available in Europe as from this morning: the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel and Baltimore Sun.

If a European user surfs to any of those sites as from this morning, they see a message stating: “Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.”


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Anonymous No. 27081 2018-05-25 : 15:59

Invade the fourth reich before they do this here.

mary the 4th No. 27109 2018-05-25 : 22:12

good to read ,but how? how to do how to help ,needs progressive effects . may heaven hold the boundaries of timeline away from this precious earth,and few other concerns. perhaps Nostradamus had more than we know, probably a great chess player too..

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