US Websites Shut Down in Europe After GDPR

US Websites Shut Down in Europe After GDPR

A number of US media websites had reportedly shut down in Europe to avoid incurring possible violations as the GDPR took effect this week.

A number of publications owned by Tronc, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News had been made temporarily unavailable to most countries in the bloc this week. The media company said that it will be looking at technical compliance solutions before it reopens for its readers in Europe.

Sites owned by Lee Enterprises, as well as those run by A+E Networks also closed down. However, major news sites such as The New York Times and the Washington Post were still available, while others including TechCrunch and Huffington Post prompted readers to provide their consent first.

Source: CNBC

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