Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Julie Brill details in a blog post how five million people from 200 countries have used the tech company’s privacy tools to manage their data since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went live May 25. Of the users of Microsoft’s privacy technology, the highest concentration has come from the U.S., with nearly two million Americans actively keeping track of their information. “This fact puts to rest the notion that Americans care less about their privacy than Europeans,” writes Brill. “It also lends greater urgency to the need for federal legislation that provides tools and protections that make it easier for American consumers to exercise control over their personal data throughout the ecosystem.”
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