Now that is a very good question! The answers of which lies in the new GDPR policies enforced by the EU on websites serving the EU populace.
This has enabled users to be in control of their data and created transparency between users and websites.
This is an appreciative move by the EU, but it has also resulted in many websites. Especially the ones based in the US to block out EU residents from accessing their websites as they are non-compliant.
The enforcement of the new regulations should be lauded as the fines for non-compliance. As a result, either the tune of €20 million or 4% of the company’s annual global revenue, whichever is higher.
The situation may sort out soon enough and everything may come back to normal. However, for assurance, especially to the EU residents there would be no more usage of their data without their permission.
Hence it includes the collection, distribution, and deletion. It’s definitely a good time to be an EU resident user today!
IBM’s Journey to GDPR Readiness