Digital Life Collective

Sites block EU users before GDPR takes effect


#1

The Guardian is reporting that some sites are beginning to block EU users ahead of the GDPR deadline of 25th May 2018.

Does this represent the unintended consequences of a flawed law? Or, does it suggest the principles of GDPR are actually being effective as intended?


#2

Microsoft has announced it will extend the rights of GDPR to all consumer customers worldwide.


#3

So, if an organization decides to block EU IP addresses due to fear of potential GDPR legal exposure, does this mean that any country/region can pass legislation that sets high penalties and effectively create a means of self-censorship?


#4

I guess so. The Great Firewall of China has been in place since 2003.