Commentary: How to Really Protect Your Digital Privacy: Move to Europe
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress last week highlighted the burgeoning importance of digital privacy in the minds of legislators and the American public. It may also mark the beginning of a long-overdue privacy awakening in our country.
Now is the right time for the U.S. government to acknowledge and defend American’s privacy rights by developing a comprehensive framework of legal protections.
The European Union has long embraced privacy in a much more thorough manner than the U.S. has. Global companies, including Facebook, have spent the last two years preparing for a new privacy regime scheduled to arrive in Europe on May 25. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will implement a 21st century digital bill of rights for EU residents by updating privacy regulations that first went into effect in 1995. ..Read More..