Recommended Read #5: The End of Privacy?

23. May 2018 / Doug Heise / Disruption

New Laws and Changing Attitudes Towards Data Protection

Now that the EU’s new digital privacy laws have launched and with the ongoing scandal at Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica revelations, it seems like a great time to get up to speed on the latest news in the world of digital privacy and data protection.

In this new environment, companies that provide transparency about data collection up front, as well as easy ways to opt out, will be able differentiate themselves as trustworthy – perhaps even taking market share from competitors who don’t.

Meanwhile questions rage: How much loss of privacy will consumers ultimately accept? Are we on the verge of a major reversal in privacy laws? Only time will tell. In the meantime, here are some additional articles to keep you abreast of the latest developments.

Those of you who are still trying to figure out what Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws are all about had better start studying now – and fast. The official compliance date is this Friday, May 25th.

But don’t worry, Nitasha Tiku, writing for Wired Magazine, has a great summary of how this new set of regulations will change the way we do business online: Europe’s New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Sheera Frenkel of the New York Times also provides a good summary of the upcoming changes in EU privacy laws here: Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

Read about virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier’s vision for an ad-free future: Facebook and Google need ad-free options says Jaron Lanier

And check out the Guardian’s continuing coverage of the Cambridge Analytica situation here: The Cambridge Analytica Files

That should keep you busy. Let us know if you have find articles worth sharing!

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