Why Colorado needs to lay the right foundation to protect our data and privacy
The Colorado legislature is considering a bill, SB21-190, titled Protect Personal Data Privacy. Despite its title, it doesn’t build the right foundation for consumers to keep their data private.
If you’re like me, you’ve likely been on the internet for decades.
As a Millennial, I’ve been using the internet since elementary school. I learned how to type in the computer lab and played on websites that had games featuring my favorite TV show characters.
I’ve had a smartphone since high school and have downloaded and deleted many apps. I’ve also shopped online and even signed up for different brands’ rewards programs.
And through all those years and devices and websites and apps, my data has been tracked, sold and shared by hundreds, if not thousands, of parties since my first log-in.
So has yours.
With all of the tracking, selling and sharing, I would say that we don’t have data privacy – the ability to determine which of your data can be collected; your ability to know where your data goes; and your ability to stop companies from collecting and sharing your data.