In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Woodrow Hartzog and Neil Richards write that the current approach to protecting internet privacy in the U.S. has failed and that instead of doubling down on an outdated approach, lawmakers should try something new. Rather than focusing on ensuring user control of data and transparency, they write that the relationship between consumers and companies should be reimagined to put trust at the center. The pair writes that the duties introduced by the Data Care Act of 2018 would hold companies to similar privacy requirements for any fiduciary, which are bound to act in good faith of their patient of client, and add, “By embracing trust, the United States can become a leader on privacy instead of following the path of false promises and diminishing returns.” (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently discussed the Data Care Act with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., for The Privacy Advisor.
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