The privacy power-players in 2021 aren't federal lawmakers - they're tech giants. However, the year is young, and lawmakers already have the enthusiasm to drive privacy progress. They just need to channel it into a federal privacy law.
Privacy laws like Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA are on the increase around the world, but the field of privacy tech is relatively new. There are two big issues for buyers in this fast-growing market: defining their privacy requirements and evaluating those requirements against the products on offer.
“The rug.” That’s how privacy activist Max Schrems began a tweet reacting to yesterday’s news that the Irish Data Protection Commission will act to stop Facebook from sending European citizens’ data overseas to the United States.
It’s been a long time since Facebook was on the receiving end of good press - heavy is the head that wears the social media crown. A quick win, in my view, would be to openly and proactively assist its many advertisers trying to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
When people discuss issues with data privacy, class ranking is rarely part of the conversation. Even though the internet has been a markedly business-driven project for some years now, the old perception endures that URL life isn’t getting marked by the same dividing lines that mark IRL society.