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BIGtoken Weekly Data Privacy Round up

It was a monumental week for the data privacy movement as Colorado became the third state to pass data privacy legislation. In addition, the FTC is flexing its muscle over the data privacy debate.

1. “Colorado third state to enact comprehensive privacy law,” Compliance Week- July 8th, 2021

It was a historic week as Colorado becomes the third state to pass data legislation as consumer discontent continues to increase about this critical issue. It is a comprehensive bill similar to that of Virginia.

2. “‘Don’t lie’: FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter on why today’s data privacy, approaches don’t work (Audio Q&A),” DigiDay- July 7th, 2021

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sternly informed technology companies to stop lying about the effectiveness of current data privacy protections.  When the powerful FTC bellows, companies would be smart to listen very carefully.

A data privacy war in Hong Kong is beginning to ramp-up.  Expectedly, consumer sentiment continues to shift and adapt to the new data-driven world.

3. “Google, Facebook and other tech companies threaten to quit Hong Kong over privacy law,” The Guardian- July 6th, 2021

A war has started in Hong Kong between the government and big tech over the city’s proposed data privacy law.  Big tech is threatening to stop its services.  Is Hong Kong going too far?  Time will tell.

4. “Why Data Privacy Is a People-Centric Problem,” CPO Magazine- July 6th, 2021

The data privacy revolution is taking hold on society as more people are expressing rage over data breaches. At the same time, the evolving data privacy arena is likely to spawn an enormous amount of new employment opportunities. Hopefully, these folks will help fight to protect us!