Fragmented U.S. Privacy Rules Leave Large Data Loopholes for Facebook and Others

Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor of Information, writes for The Conversation, reprinted by permission in Scientific American:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony will discuss ways to keep people’s online data private, which I’m interested in as a privacy scholar. Facebook and other U.S. companies already follow more comprehensive privacy laws in other countries. But without comparable requirements at home, there’s little reason for them to protect U.S. consumers the same way.