GDPR follow-up: Today's day marks the start of the new privacy regulation in Europe, and despite two years now there have been warnings, at least two major US newspaper chains. they did not seem to have done it.
Internet readers from Europe woke up this morning to find out that the newspapers belonging to the Tronc group (Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune) could not appear on their browsers. Some of Tronc's applications had disappeared from EU Stores.
On the other hand, Lee Enterprises, which owns a number of 46 smaller regional newspapers, also announced that its websites are not available.
One of them even reportedly took extreme measures to appear online USA USA Today redirects readers from Europe to a new page (https://eu.usatoday.com/) with a limited number of news and absolutely no advertising.
GateHouse Media appears to prevent IPs from reading newspapers in Europe.
- Benoit SALLES (@infestedgrunt) May 2, 2017
Today is the first day of application of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The new regulation aims to give Internet users of the European Union greater control over their personal data.
The regulation was adopted in April of 2016, giving companies two years to prepare.
Lately, you will have noticed too many emails in your inbox with requests for re-writing to various services.
This is because the new regulation requires a more explicit consent from the user to allow his personal data to be collected. Please note that in the event of a violation of the regulation, fines will be imposed up to 4% of the total income of the non-qualifying company.