Preventing public key upload to key-servers

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Mon Jan 31 17:56:51 CET 2022

On 29/01/2022 03:51, Shawn K. Quinn via Gnupg-users wrote:
> If the server is physically in the US, administered by someone residing
> in the US, is the EU really expecting US courts to enforce EU
> laws/directives like the GDPR on a US citizen?

The short answer is no, of course not.

The practical consequence of the GDPR's "universality" is that if you
want to do business in the EU, you have to comply across your worldwide
operations. For mom and pop stores, this will therefore never be an
issue. But for multinational companies (Google, Facebook, etc.), this
has real teeth. In particular, it means that they can't hide behind "yes
we broke your rules but we laundered it through another jurisdiction so
you can't touch us".


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