“Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries’. That you will see if you try to use the news to read the LA Times. Other websites will also fend off suddenly Europeans, because of the new GDPR legislation.
On the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and NY Daily News are Europeans not welcome anymore. In the message on the website of the LA Times says that the newspaper ‘options view’ to solve this problem, through ‘technical solutions’, which is the site in compliance with the GDPR. The block would only be temporary.
IT lawyer Matthias Dobbelaere-Welvaert says that the block of Europeans ‘totally unnecessary’. ‘A newspaper like the LA Times focuses not on the data transactions in the European Union, and the processing would therefore be incidental, ” says Dobbelaere-Welvaert. And then, according to him, the strict GDPR-conditions are not in force.
Not only is a few American newspapers over the past few days in panic shot about the GDPR. The popular app Instapaper is temporarily unusable in Europe, like the app Unroll.me.