“New EU Rule Puts Scare Into Websites,” The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2018 B4. US websites block access by people in the EU to avoid breach of new GPDR.
This raises several interesting questions.
- What’s the risk that your website collects or stores information in violation of the General Data Protection Regulation?
- Is it better to cut off service to people in the EU rather than to take the risk that you don’t comply with EU privacy legislation?
- Will this open up a new market for Google-like and Facebook-like European competitors?
- How will the users in the EU react?
- Just how hard is it to comply with the GDPR? You write a policy and take some internal steps to control your use of consumer information.
- Is this Y2K revisited?
- Is this Information, Governance, or Compliance? A combination of some all of those?