Post by Stefan Ram Post by Roger Blake Post by Nomen Nescio
U.S. Websites Go Dark in Europe as GDPR Data Rules Kick In
BRUSSELS--Europe's new privacy law took effect Friday, causing major
U.S. news websites to suspend access across the region ...
Why would US-based websites give a damn about legislation in Europe?
I'm also wondering about this. Say, there is a server in the USA.
Now a European citizen reads a page from that server and this page
somehow does not agree with European laws and a European judge fines
the owner of the server to a penalty of USD 200. If the owner of
the server, who is a US citizen, does not pay, what are the Europeans
going to do? Will the send a task force into the USA?
That's a very interesting question. Who needs a task force when there's
a weaponized SWIFT available?
The United Kingdom and the USA recently used SWIFT seize billions from
France in order to coerce it into not delivering Mistral warships
destined for Russia. SWIFT originates from Brussels. The EU has the
means to enforce economic sanctions, but do they have the will?
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.