03 Nov Will GDPR Laws Continue to Be Passed in Other Countries? Business Professionals Think So
Privacy laws, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that the EU passed last year and went into effect earlier in 2018, are getting a lot of praise from business professionals like Apple CEO Tim Cook. He, among other business leaders, believes that GDPR-like laws are going to start popping up all over the place in order to protect consumers.
Technology is always expanding, but the fact is, there are a lot of things that many people want to keep as private as possible. New technologies that are being used are going to continue to have the possibility for breaches of privacy. That’s why, now more than ever, laws like the GDPR are necessary so that people are fully aware of what information that they are providing, who is going to have access to that information and how they are going to use that information.
For example, in the United States, Congress is starting to look at the possibility of adding a GDPR style law to what they are doing in the United States. The fact is, people who use the internet in the United States are becoming more and more accepting of such laws – even if it means that they get a lot of emails telling them to re-subscribe to whatever mailing lists that they are on.
Will other countries follow suit? Likely, since consumers embrace it and want to know that their privacy is going to remain intact in the future.