#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

😂

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