Well, I have been taking a break from this, having been putting my head down with writing. Anyway, returning to my usual blog, I came across a recent press release that caught my attention. According to the this press release, some of the major tech companies including Google and Microsoft are calling for stronger privacy laws in the US.
The time has come for a serious process to consider comprehensive harmonized federal privacy legislation to create a simplified, uniform but flexible legal framework," said the CPL Forum's statement. "The legislation should provide protection for consumers from inappropriate collection and misuse of their personal information and also enable legitimate businesses to use information to promote economic and social value.
Whilst such efforts for stronger privacy laws in the US should be commendable, it is unclear whether the laws will in anyway be modelled on the European model on data protection. One can only await to see whether their calls are brought to fruition!