One-Third of Major U.S. News Sites Blocking Access in Europe Due to GDPR Fears: Nieman Foundation

Of course, people can’t grant consent if they’re not offered the opportunity. But many U.S. publishers are apparently so spooked by GDPR that they won’t even try. Nieman Foundation reports that about one-third of top U.S. news sites are blocking access by European visitors. As the authors point out, advertisers on U.S. sites have little interest in viewers outside the U.S., so publishers have little financial incentive to address the issue. It seems they’re also not concerned about European nationals who access their sites from outside the U.S., even though those people are also covered by GDPR.