GDPR’s First 150 Days Impact on the U.S.

Both CCPA and GDPR share very similar frameworks. CCPA gives California residents certain rights on how their personal data can be stored, accessed, sold and deleted. Each is on par with GDPR rules.


However, there are a few differences, the most significant being that GDPR requires users to opt-in for personal data collection, while the CCPA offers CA residents an opt-out mechanism for having their data collected. In other words, the CCPA allows websites to initially collect your information when users sign up, while the GDPR requires a user’s consent explicitly before gathering any information.

I am disappointed with this. I think this is politicians appearing to care about privacy but bowing to industry pressure. I can't imagine that Google and Facebook et al. really want any regulation in the USA that impact their ability to collect user data.

Author: Khürt Williams

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