Ray Walsh writes:
In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and with the constant onslaught of privacy breaches reported each week, business morals surrounding consumer data are becoming increasingly important – and are even causing tech workers to quit their jobs.
The EU’s GDPR has paved the way for consumer-central policies that limit the amount of data that hangs around on company servers and restricts the purposes with which data can be exploited. Similar legislation is now beginning to emerge around the world – in New Zealand, Kenya, Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, and Chile, to name a few.
However, in the US, where CCPA is preparing California for similar improvements, firms are lobbying the government to pass a watered-down Federal privacy bill designed to supersede stronger state-level laws. This is concerning because the medical profession is now warning that it is not just consumer privacy that is at stake – but also citizens’ mental health.
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