Scott Ikeda reports:
Stronger privacy regulations in the manner of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are almost universally seen as a net good for consumers. However, as with most debates that pit private and public interests against each other, there is a legitimate competing interest to consider. New privacy regulations that stress consent of the individual mean added compliance costs, and those are often quite significant. While a Google or an Apple may be able to bear these costs without much pain, it can be much more of a burden on small businesses.
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