“Data as property” promises fix for privacy problems, but could deepen inequality

Data property supporters in the US argue that, through data payments, Americans could rebalance the relationship they have with the technology industry, giving them more control over their data privacy and putting some extra money in their pockets. But the cost to privacy, some say, is too high.

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CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law

Should this proposed privacy law come into effect, if a company violates that law, you, your neighbor, and your family do not have the right to sue them.

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Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

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Will pay-for-privacy be the new normal?

As the US considers new data privacy laws, at least two new proposals include calls to exchange money for privacy—an unwelcome bargain for users. Before pay-for-privacy becomes law, privacy as a right should become industry practice.

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