Online privacy has been an extremely hot topic in recent years. In an interesting recent development, the state of Nevada has taken some initiatives in this area, introducing a bill that allows Nevada residents to opt-out from having their information resold by tech companies.
This law was signed in May and requires online companies to comply with users’ requests to not share their personal data, else they could face serious fines.
The law is titled ‘Sentate Bill 220’ and was based on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). It should go into effect on January 1, 2020.
Various tech companies have argued that such laws should be national, and that state laws such as this one are very difficult to follow. However, those in favor of increased privacy laws tend to praise state laws, as they often argue they will be more stringent than a national law that makes it into Congress.