#14: You have been terminated

Happy GDPR day!

I have a cracker from the inbox this morning: Unroll.me has blocked users in Europe using what appears to be a baic IP ban.

Unroll.me is a company that isn't exactly known for doing great things with your data, and it's very ready for GDPR: your accounts have been terminated! Bye!

There are so many things wrong with this, it's absurd:

While we do not actively market our service or conduct business in the EU, we find we have a small number of users like you, who reside in the EU and have discovered Unroll.Me, and will be affected by this change.

A small number? Not actively marketed? I've seen banner ads for Unroll.me in the Netherlands. Onward:

As a result, we have temporarily stopped providing service to EU and European Economic Area residents until further notice.

This doesn't absolve you of complying with GDPR.

Our service is completely secure everywhere




This project was a crazy idea by @ow after getting so many crappy GDPR emails and shutdown notices. I write a handy daily briefing to keep up with, and understand these kinds of things.

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