To save thousands on GDPR compliance, some companies are blocking all EU users

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, 2018, many organizations are scrambling to ensure their compliance with the law, while many are unlikely to have compliance sorted out in time.

In search for a solution to GDPR compliance, one organization is simply advocating excluding any user from an EU country. GDPR Shield is offering website owners a JavaScript-based solution to block users in the European Union, seemingly circumventing the compliance requirements of the GDPR (to say nothing of the “world wide” meaning of “world wide web”). Seemingly, interest in the website has been high enough to knock the service offline, as the website has been returning server errors since at least late Sunday night.

Read more about why some companies are considering blocking EU users altogether to ensure compliance with the EU’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on TechRepublic.