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Could the EU’s Data Privacy Laws leave the U.S. languishing in the dust?

Last week’s headline news of a €50 million ($57 million) fine imposed on GOOGLE LLC confirms yet again that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not to be messed with.

The French data protection authority, CNIL, found that Google had violated GDPR rules by misleading users into “consenting” to allowing their personal information to be used for advertising purposes, when setting up new accounts. It remains to be seen whether the search giant’s appeal against the punitive fine, on January 25, is likely to hold water.

In other parts of the European Union, similar investigations are ongoing against Facebook and Instagram.

The case against Google demonstrates the increasingly prominent role that the EU intends to play in the policing the use of personal information by major companies and organizations online. It seems fair to say the U.S. is definitely lagging behind Europe on this front.

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Colorado’s Data Privacy Laws ~ Keeping up with latest amendments

Most businesses update their policies every time there is a change in laws governing health insurance or wages. However, many companies are slow to react to amendments in data privacy laws.

In September last year, the state of Colorado updated the Protections for Consumer Data Privacy Act. The new law came into effect on May 29, 2018. This latest amendment introduces higher standards for the protection of consumers’ personal identifying information (PII) and affects companies of all sizes, and across most, if not all, business sectors.

So, what are the changes, and who is impacted by Colorado’s consumer data privacy laws?

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