Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe’s tough new data law.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight requirements on how companies deal with personal data.
Businesses and companies who deal with European users are required to comply with rules on how they collect, secure, and handle their data — or face severe penalties.
With companies racing to comply with GDPR, Instapaper users were sent an email notifying them that the service would be blocked off in Europe on Thursday — giving them less than 24 hours notice. Read more…