[tbb-bugs] #27078 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Tor Browser: workaround for EU GDPR blockage

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#27078: Tor Browser: workaround for EU GDPR blockage
     Reporter:  pabs                      |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  enhancement               |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                    |  Milestone:
    Component:  Applications/Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                    |   Keywords:
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 A number of websites are blocking all visitors from the EU due to the new
 GDPR laws:


 Since a significant number of Tor exit nodes are located in the EU,
 visiting those websites is going to get a lot harder for Tor Browser

 The blockages are mostly in the HTML layer so they will be hard to
 automatically detect.

 Some possible workarounds:

 * A Tor Browser menu option for users to select non-EU exit node regions
 * Improve the Tor exit node analysis to take into account per-domain
 blockage based on exit node location

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27078>
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