At its core, GDPR is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It aims to simplify the regulatory environment for business so both citizens and businesses in the European Union can fully benefit from the digital economy. (Source – ZDNet)
Of course no matter how many legal documents you update, it’s still pretty darn tricky to become 100% compliant…unless of course you were to just stop letting visitors from Europe visit your site…and that’s actually what some people are doing.
Blocking 500 million users is a serious thing. Still, I have found sites that implement the most secure way to comply with the new GDPR laws: Block all European users! Yes, it’s hard to believe that somebody takes such a drastic decision, but it’s happening. (Source – Apility Blog)
What do you think? Is blocking European traffic a new trend or just an silly overly dramatic reaction some people are going to make until they realize that they’re missing out on customers? I want to hear from you – comment and let your voice be heard!