California introduces new GDPR-style law


The U.S. state of California has just passed the nation’s most comprehensive consumer privacy law to date. It will take effect on Jan 1, 2020, and legal experts, according to Digiday, said it’s the most aggressive privacy protection ever. 

WikiTribune is reporting on what the law contains, how impactful it is, and how it compares to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 Questions to explore

  • What are the benefits this law will have on citizens?
  • Will this set the precedent for other U.S. states to follow?
  • What have critics said about the law?

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