Europe should follow this example and block foreign services that do not respect EU law.
The reality is Foreign companies don't pay up when fined for tax evasion and breaking privacy without consent. They just dance around with appeals on court decisions. In a simpler world this would be the next best thing.
Unfortunately blocking US services would be next to impossible. The web and entire IT infrastructure would come to a standstill. There is excessive reliance on GAFAM+Cloudflare on nearly all tech nowadays.
@nextcloud da bleibt aber nicht mehr viel über 😉
Block all usa privacy violators. usa does not respect EU GDPR or EU themselves. reduce reliance and dependence on usa. EU needs to become more self sufficient with its own member states. build a EU centric dns and other stuff when usa becomes a total asshole, more than the asshole its currently being, the EU has insurance. EU should not be a beggar to the usa. EU needs to stand tall, steadfast, grow some big balls against the crasy usa.
@nextcloud The EU do not need to ban then, they need to enforce the law with a rod of iron, as in break the law you WILL be prosecuted fully.
Companies like Facebook and Google have EU offices, so we arrest the executives if need be within our own jurisdiction and hit them will full weight of the GDPR
If they want to operate in the EU they have to comply or get out.
I don't believe any government should be allowed to decide what software it's people should be allowed to use. If you go down that road you may be praising them today but tomorrow they could just as easily ban software you do care about.
@nextcloud I worry more about M$ and USA privacy violators. I also don't like the crony capitalist aspect. Banning TikTok USA makes its value plunge. M$ buys it on the cheap as a crony, then the value goes back up.
@nextcloud Nextcloud should check its facts before speaking up about the others.
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