Musician's Friend Dot Com... From The Uk ???

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  1. Nik Henville

    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    Clicked on a link, someplace else on marshallforum, to their site...

    ...some crap about data protection and Europe. Couldn't get to their site.
    Checked out a number of their links elsewhere - all the same - access denied, effectively. Seems to be the only USA musical products site with the issue... Is this just for us Limeys or is it a global phenomenon ?
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    Just clicked my link to the Los Angeles Times, and got this:-

    Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. We continue to identify technical compliance solutions that will provide all readers with our award-winning journalism.

    Seems like border and walls going up on teh interwebz...
     
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    Visitors to newspapers owned by Tronc Inc (used to be called Tribune Publishing) which also includes the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and the San Diego Union-Tribune, all get that redirect.

    Other services have announced that they are permanently deleting the accounts of European-based users in order to comply with the internationally applicable regulation, which strengthens the rules around how companies are able to use, store and process personal data.

    The finger is pointed at Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which, although it is only just being enforced today, was adopted on 14 April 2016 – meaning organisations have had more than two years to prepare.

    However, that doesn't seem to have been enough time for Tronc...
     

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