Several major U.S. media websites were blocked to Europeans on Friday as the European Union’s brand new data protection law kicked in.
The websites of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, brand new York Daily News along with different publications owned by Tronc were down, showing the message: “Unfortunately, our website is actually currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue along with committed to looking at options of which support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.”
Tronc echoed of which message in an emailed statement to CNBC. the item said the item might look to find “technical compliance solutions” to reopen its site to readers in Europe.
News sites owned by Lee Enterprises, which include the Arizona Daily Sun along with Star papers along with the Times of Northwest Indiana, were also unavailable in Europe. A message on Lee Enterprises’ website along with the websites of its subsidiaries read: “We recognize you are attempting to access of which website by a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) along with therefore cannot grant you access at the time.”