U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips voiced his concerns about privacy laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, MediaPost reports. Phillips said during a speech at the Internet Governance Forum the major privacy laws will end up placing “protective moats” around larger tech companies while harming smaller startups, especially in areas such as gathering consent. “Consumers are more likely to trust the companies they know," Phillips said. “And, to the extent large incumbents also provide popular services ... the big guys win again.” Meanwhile, the White House is working on creating consumer data privacy policies. Editor's Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, wrote about what the CCPA could mean for future privacy laws in his letter for the United States Privacy Digest.
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