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Is The GDPR Coming To The US?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? If so, some European regulators might like what’s going on with California in regards to digital privacy.

This fall, voters in California will vote on a ballot initiative called the California Consumer Privacy Act. According to supporters, they have enough signatures to put it up for statewide approval on Nov. 6.

According to the website in support of the act, it would establish “new, groundbreaking consumer rights” and enable people to “find out what information businesses are collecting about you and gives you the choice to tell businesses to stop selling your personal information.”

The act “brings GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] to the U.S.,” said Gamelah Palagonia, senior vice president and cyber risk specialist with Willis Towers Watson in New York, according to an article in Business Insurance.


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