A blockchain group is calling for the European Union to exempt the technology from the General Data Protection Regulation, The Verge reports. In a blog post, Coin Center Executive Director Jerry Brito writes the GDPR is “incompatible with the reality of open blockchain networks,” and if technology is regulated under the impending rules without any changes to either, the outcome could be troublesome. “The result of the law, then, may be that Europe is closing itself off from the future of the internet to its detriment,” Brito writes. Editor's Note: David Meyer writes about how blockchain is on a collision course with the GDPR in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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