The world of data is about to undergo a seismic shift. Over the past few years, the data usage practices of various businesses have come under heightened scrutiny. This has led to the adoption of new data privacy regulations, such as the GDPR in Europe and the CCPA in California, that empower individuals with certain data privacy rights.

Individuals now have the right to request comprehensive, legible copies of all personal data a business has collected about them, request that businesses delete this data, and request that businesses stop tracking, sharing, or selling such data. This is definitely a step in the right direction. However, it leaves many problems unsolved and creates new ones in the process. Most notably, individuals are still left without a means to tap into data’s immense economic and personal value, while companies that want to use data to create better products and services face an increasingly risky degree of liability.

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Matt Eva

Matt is a freelance writer and editor who writes about anything and everything. He’s currently focused on personal data, data privacy, and the new data economy.

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