‘Can Facebook and Google survive the GDPR?’

“What the Cambridge Analytica debacle and the resulting US Senate hearing revealed in no uncertain terms is that the US does not have adequate data privacy laws. Despite the grandstanding by Senators, they demonstrated a lack of understanding of not only the workings of the data economy, but also of the laws of their own country. When the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable on May 25, 2018, the disparity between the laws in the US and those in the EU became very apparent. In our working paper, GDPR: The End of Google and Facebook or a New Paradigm in Data Privacy?, slated for the fall edition of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, we explore these differences in terms of ideology, enforcement actions, and the laws themselves …” (more)

[Kimberly A Houser and W Gregory Voss, Oxford Business Law Blog, 29 August]

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