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Can someone explain what this MASSAGE means?  

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ifyouplease
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451: Unavailable due to legal reasons

We recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact ------------------------

 

okay people I don't get this, I am reading a forum topic on a site and somebody provides a link there others too, so I said I want to read more about this medical incident.

And this is what I get. I don't know what it is but I don't like it. Dark days ahead. Ridiculously Dark. I cannot visit a site because I am from Europe??????

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : 15/05/2019 2:19 am
ifyouplease
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is this done by the European Union or does the site block countries belonging to the European Economic Area?

this is big.

this is a site called Northwest Indiana Times.

and I'm blocked! 

This post was modified 2 months ago by ifyouplease

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Posted : 15/05/2019 2:22 am
ionicus
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The title of the newspaper should tell you that it is an American site. It blocks people from the EU because the EU enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The data protection package adopted in May 2016 aims at making Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU and regardless of where their data is processed.

 

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Posted : 15/05/2019 9:48 am
ifyouplease
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I will read more about it today, but I've never had a problem accessing a site because of this reason, and its not an illegal site, it's a bloody newspaper! what am I supposed to think then? That either the Americans do not protect at all our data or that something triggers this protection from our part - the article was about a dog saved from cancer I assume.

if this spreads however it's more serious than countries blocking many big sites like China does. There can be very selective data process and something is very very very fishy.

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Posted : 15/05/2019 11:04 am
ifyouplease
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but it says member states, is this thing EU related? would there be a problem if let's say Greece leaves the EU - would it affect any member leaving the EU? 

I don't like these restrictions when you don't break any law and not trying to access a site that breaks any law. 

who started it? I mean which state member started it. isn't it problematic when a citizen cannot read a newspaper? already?

 

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Posted : 15/05/2019 11:32 am
ionicus
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My advice is forget it. It isn't worth worrying about.  

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Posted : 15/05/2019 5:23 pm
ifyouplease
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I think it may be critically important to investigate this case. The article I wanted to read was about CBD oil that cured the dog of a politician in this state and then she legalized its use. Of course I can't be sure maybe an american here can visit this site and tell what it was all about.

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Posted : 28/05/2019 10:36 am
ifyouplease
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https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/governor-open-to-treating-indiana-s-first-dog-with-cbd/article_7fe3356d-e059-54e1-9279-8fcbb0b20d06.html

 

please visit and tell me if you also get the same message (if your countries are country members of the EU)

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Posted : 27/06/2019 6:57 pm
Omecronon12
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Hello.

 

It means that as for this article the EU is non certified or something. We're suspicious readers who shouldn't be eligible to read about how dogs are treated in Indiana, USA.  (...or something).

 

Taking ridiculousness to the next level 🙂

 

 

 

 

I think therefore I am at hand

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Posted : 27/06/2019 7:20 pm
ifyouplease
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Hi there, isn't it extremely ominous? What are they doing? Who asks what kind of certifications? Who doesn't provide them? The message is not clear. It could be the Americans it could be the Economic Area, why wouldn't a newspaper certify some simple protective steps implemented or demanded by the Economic Area? Will the site sell our data or use our data in way not in accordance with GDPR? Who decides? 

 

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Posted : 27/06/2019 8:13 pm
ifyouplease
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I don't think WE are the suspicious readers but that THIS is a suspicious site and they (the Indiana times) are probably forced to block us because they don't want to 'say' how they are going to use our data.

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : 27/06/2019 8:16 pm
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