Joe Uchill, Axios: Hacking the Vulnerabilities in Privacy Laws

Extract from Joe Uchill’s article “Hacking the vulnerabilities in privacy laws”

A researcher has demonstrated how to exploit Europe’s privacy protection laws to violate other people’s privacy — and new privacy rules on the way in the U.S. could be vulnerable in the same way.

The state of play: Privacy laws, including Europe’s mammoth General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s recently passed regulations, often include provisions to allow people to request the personal information that companies have compiled on them.

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