It is impossible to browse the Internet without bumping into a popup window requesting consent to enable cookies on the page. Cookies are text files saved to devices that contain information about a person’s Internet activity and preferences. Since website cookies track what a user does on the site, the data about the user’s behavior will be present and deployed when the person visits the site again.
In recent years, many states have been updating their data privacy laws to account for new technologies and security risks. On Oct. 23, 2019, a New York law on data breach notification requirements became effective.
TikTok’s ownership and operation makes things complicated in the U.S. ByteDance, a China-based company, is the parent company of TikTok and in 2017, it acquired Musical.ly, an American social media company, for one billion dollars.
As data continues to span across the four corners of the globe, lawmakers worldwide strive to keep up the pace with regulations. The European Union has the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides comprehensive protections over private consumer data.read more