US websites block EU users over data protection rules

US websites block EU users over data protection rules

US websites block EU users over data protection rules

Written by Keshala Dias

25 May, 2018 | 6:46 pm

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

This is the biggest update in data protection laws since the 1990s.

The update poses major challenges for developers and businesses.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU citizens more rights over how their information is used.

The measure is an effort by EU lawmakers to limit tech firms’ powers.


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