We need new regulations to protect us from Facebook and Equifax | VentureBeat

We need new regulations to protect us from Facebook and Equifax | VentureBeat

The theft of an estimated 143 million Americans’ personal details in the breach of consumer-credit reporting agency Equifax and the Russian hack of the U.S. elections through Facebook had one thing in common: They were partly possible because our personal data has no legal protections. Though the U.S. Constitution provides Americans with privacy rights and freedoms, it doesn’t protect us from modern-day scavengers who obtain information about us and use it against us. Our privacy laws were designed in the days of the telegraph and are badly in need of modernization. Much damage has already been done to our finances, privacy, and democracy — but worse lies ahead.

Källa: We need new regulations to protect us from Facebook and Equifax | VentureBeat