Source: Data Grail
29 Oct 2018

Americans want data privacy laws. Well, at least that’s the case since GDPR went into effect in May 2018 and U.S.-based consumers learned about the protections their EU counterparts were now receiving.

States paid attention, and across the country there are scattershot bills introduced and laws passed—all of which will have some national ramification (companies that take steps to be compliant for one state will likely make those changes universal). However, Congress has been slow to act, and for a while, that’s what tech companies wanted. Silicon Valley has been opposed to the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), and now they want to be the driving force behind any privacy legislation drafted on a federal level. But should they?

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