Privacy: Tech companies make it very difficult for consumers to review and delete collected data

Privacy: Tech companies make it very difficult for consumers to review and delete collected data

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California’s new privacy law permits consumers to request access to and the deletion of data collected by businesses. To comply with the law, many companies are accused of designing consumer facing user interfaces that are near impossible to use.

Some are so bad that consumers have gained access to other’s private data.

Source: California’s new privacy law is off to a rocky start | TechCrunch

The Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) specifies the same requirements for children under age 13. The FAA has proposed a new rule for the remote identification of drones in flight that mandates realtime, once per second tracking of all drone aircraft, even those flown by children (separately there is a bill in Congress that would increase the COPPA age to under 16). The FAA’s proposal would collect the geolocation data for all children flying toy quadcopters, a piece of data which is protected by COPPA.

The above is what happens when companies and governments engage in mass surveillance programs – that become so complex they are unable to comply with Federal and state laws.

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