Fortune

IN PRIVACY WE TRUST

American lawmakers and techies alike have called for a federal data privacy law like Europe’s GDPR. An impossible dream? Astonishingly, not anymore.

A YEAR AGO, THE IDEA of a federal data privacy law in the U.S. was unthinkable for all but a handful of digital rights activists. As 2018 comes to a close, the prospect of such legislation has suddenly become very real.

In July, the White House said it was looking forward to working with Congress on “a consumer privacy protection policy that is the appropriate balance between privacy and prosperity.” And recent months have seen a deluge of data protection bills, mostly from Democrats.

Remarkably, Silicon Valley seems to be

Estás leyendo una vista previa, regístrate para leer más.

Más de Fortune

Fortune1 min. leídos
Hajimemashite!*
THE JAPANESE TRADITION of bathing in onsens, or natural hot springs, dates back to the sixth century, but not everyone’s able to jump right in. After interviewing dozens of international tourists, Hoshino Resorts, one of Japan’s leading hospitality c
Fortune3 min. leídos
The New Power Blazer
AS A CEO SUMMONED to Capitol Hill to face angry lawmakers, selecting your outfit—and therefore the silent message you’ll telegraph on camera—is far from trivial. Safe choices might include the Navy Blazer of Contrition or the dove-gray skirt suit tha
Fortune2 min. leídos
Markets Are Global, Payments Are Local
Even as retailers grow multinational in scope, the way people pay for things differs radically from country to country.