More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect » Nieman Journalism Lab


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7 days ago by AramZS
As of Monday, O’Connor found that more than 1,000 news sites were unavailable in the EU. They included more than 40 broadcast websites and about 100 sites operated under GateHouse’s Wicked Local brand.

GateHouse and Tronc did not respond to requests for comment about the GDPR. Lee Enterprises has no plans to comply. Company spokesperson Charles Arms said Lee’s websites wouldn’t draw enough visitors from the more than 30 countries in the EU and the European Economic Area to justify compliance.
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7 days ago by dancall
Jeff South:
<p>Joseph O’Connor, a self-described “rogue archivist” in the United Kingdom, has been tracking the issue. He started after a gunman killed five staff members of the Capital Gazette on June 28. O’Connor wanted to read about the shooting, but the paper in Annapolis, Maryland, and the nearby Baltimore Sun, both Tronc properties, are blocked in Europe.

As of Monday, O’Connor found that more than 1,000 news sites were unavailable in the EU. They included more than 40 broadcast websites and about 100 sites operated under GateHouse’s Wicked Local brand.

GateHouse and Tronc did not respond to requests for comment about the GDPR. Lee Enterprises has no plans to comply. Company spokesperson Charles Arms said Lee’s websites wouldn’t draw enough visitors from the more than 30 countries in the EU and the European Economic Area to justify compliance.

“Internet traffic on our local news sites originating from the EU and EEA is de minimis, and we believe blocking that traffic is in the best interest of our local media clients,” Arms said.

From a financial standpoint, that position is justified, according to Alan Mutter, who teaches media economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He said international web traffic might benefit The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post but “ads served in Paris, Palermo, or Potsdam don’t help advertisers in Peoria.”

But being available in Europe can help customer relations. And about 16 million Americans visited Europe last year.</p>


Tronc's lack of response is fairly typical. It's a big company but it doesn't care about anything beyond its tiny view.
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8 days ago by charlesarthur
More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect
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11 days ago by johnmatthews
Shall we assume that European readers want access to ?
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12 days ago by jhill5
Wie schon die Beatles sangen:
"Back in the US
Back in the US
(not yet) Back in the GDPR"
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12 days ago by grzbielok
More than 1,000 US news sites and about a third of the 100 largest newspapers are still unavailable online in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect
12 days ago by joeo10
More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Europe, two months after GDPR took effect
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13 days ago by edan