IDG Contributor Network: It’s time for a uniform national privacy law
When Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect in May this year, the world hailed it as landmark privacy legislation. But, in many ways, it was a missed opportunity to provide real data protections, and instead imposes unworkable and intrusive choices on consumers and a blizzard of compliance burdens for business.
California’s hastily drafted privacy law also relies the same limited notion of individual control instead of focusing on genuine privacy protections. The legislature will consider technical amendments this month and further changes before the law goes into effect in 2020, but the chances of a major new approach are slim.