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More than 1,000 U.S. news sites not compliant with Europe's GDPR rules

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More than 1,000 American news sites still have not complied with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation data rules that went into effect in late May, NiemanLab reports.

Why it matters: The major U.S. publishers that have yet to comply, including Tronc, Lee Enterprises and GateHouse Media, argue that the investment to comply with GDPR rules is simply too much, though they risk losing European subscribers and Americans abroad in the process. As newspaper advertising revenue continues to decline, web traffic and news consumption are what's driving success — and revenue — for many news organizations