• GDPR Takes Effect: Why Privacy Is Now Stronger in EU Than U.S

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    The European Union's stringent regime governing how data collectors gather and use its citizens' information and give consumers more control took effect Friday. It's known as the General Data Protection Regulation and covers any company that has EU residents' personal data. That means businesses from neighborhood restaurants and hotels to Amazon to Google have been scrambling for months to make sure they comply to avoid penalties that can go as high as nearly $25 million or 4 percent of global annual revenue - a hefty sum for the likes of Facebook , which endured a tough round of...
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  • These U.S. Media Sites Have Gone Dark in Europe as New GDPR Rules Kick In

    These U.S. Media Sites Have Gone Dark in Europe as New GDPR Rules Kick In

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    Europeans hoping to read the Los Angeles Times this mornings were out of luck. So were those who peruse the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and Baltimore Sun .
    Instead of the latest headlines, they saw messages reading the sites were unavailable, and the papers were unavailable and exploring options to return to the EU market.” It was all due to the launch of the General Data Protection Regulation , an EU initiative aimed at giving citizens more control over their personal information .
    At least two media conglomerates, Tronc and Lee Enterprises , were affected by the rule change...
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  • U.S. News Outlets Block European Readers Over New Privacy Rules

    25 days ago - By NY Times

    The move by several major news organizations illustrated that some companies would prefer to lose European readers than to risk being hit with stiff penalties.
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