Several US News Sites Block EU Readers After Missing GDPR Deadline

The websites of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and New York Daily News became unavailable to readers in most European countries on Friday morning, after the newspapers failed to comply with new data privacy rules. Online readers of the websites owned by American publishing company Tronc were surprised to find they had lost access to the sites in countries subject to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation. The complex new GDPR rules require companies to change how they use and store personal data, which includes obtaining explicit consent for each use of data and giving more rights to users to see, correct and remove their data. The world becomes isolated
 

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Sometimes, the rules are maybe tough, but many agile medias companies have already reacted with policies to handle it. 

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US media websites down in Europe after a GDPR shakeup

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It was about time, consumers needed stronger privacy rights. Hope other parts of the world follow.

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They might be good at protecting but I bet they're very good at listening in.

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GDPR is now stronger in EU than U.S. Am I right Mr. Zuckerberg? :)

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Privacy? I am under no illusion that such a thing even exists. No need to continue the charade.

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6 hours ago, Petar said:

It was about time, consumers needed stronger privacy rights. Hope other parts of the world follow.

Well after Snowden and his informations about NSA/PRISM project I really don't believe in any privacy in web.  And even that was no suprise for me.

Its only illusion of protecting our rights nothing more.

Every more  advanced secret services  have no problem to establish anything about your internet activity if they really want. I would rather suggest using Tor or VPN but I think even this wont help a lot  especially when  specialists from goverment really want this information. Its only matter of time and effort.

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11 hours ago, Rodent said:

Privacy? I am under no illusion that such a thing even exists. No need to continue the charade.

Yeah... I'm sure all the people that we should really be concerned about are carrying on as normal.

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Seems the "masters of the universe" are limited to being "masters of the U.S."

The EU is calling out their shenanigans.

BRB, popcorn.

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It's blahdy frustrating, I can tell you. But right, they're doing it for my own good.

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