Despite having more than two years to prepare, numerous organizations have opted to block Europeans from accessing their websites
instead of updating them to be compliant with the GDPR, which went into effect yesterday. These include the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, both of which throw up error messages. Outfits that actually put in effort include the NPR, whose solution was a text-only site, and USA Today, which removed all tracking scripts and ads: amusingly, this reduced the size of the site from 5.2MB to 500KB
Posted by Megalith 2:25 PM (CDT)
...some firms have decided to call it a day: social media reputation score site Klout went kaput today, with its owner deciding that shuttering it was the best route to compliance. Meanwhile, we've seen evidence of internet-connected fridges and lightbulbs, and even mouse drivers, and more, pop up messages on screens asking for punters to accept updated GDPR-friendly privacy policies.