And So It Begins … By Shutting the Gate

That’s one way to deal with the requirements of GDPR (hat tip, BBC):

A number of high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new European Union rules on data protection came into effect.

The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries.

(snip)

Lee Enterprises publishes 46 daily newspapers across 21 states.

Its statement read: “We’re sorry. This site is temporarily unavailable. We recognise you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore cannot grant you access at this time.”

Read more: GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules

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