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Letter: We need laws to protect customers’ private data

We receive countless “privacy notices” mandated by federal law, along with countless requests to “go paperless.” Many requests also state applying online is “secure.”

How all of our personal information is protected is far more important than what we are told they do with it.

The protection afforded to our information is miserable; Target, Equifax and Wells Fargo are examples. Even the White House, the National Security Agency and the Pentagon do not protect personal data.

Perhaps we should consider something similar to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This is their new privacy law, which goes into effect May 25.

The European Union has 28 members, the GDPR has 87 pages and 99 articles. The EU considers personal data a human right.

Robert Kaiser


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