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Internet Data Privacy Protection For US Consumers Requested By GAO

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Many homeowners are interested on solar on the Gold Coast to power their homes because it will reduce their energy bills. Besides that solar energy has the least impact to the environment if compared to other sources of energy. As long as there is sunshine, solar panels can be used by the vast majority of people all over the world.

While you were looking for solar panels online, it is likely that you have missed the news today on internet data protections. The chief auditor of the US government is asking Congress to consider a legislation that will enhance the internet data privacy protection of consumers. The recommendation is similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

The recommendation was part of the report prepared by the Government Accountability Office upon the request of Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He requested the report because he believes that a comprehensive data privacy and security regulation is needed at the federal level.

Pallone is alarmed that consumer privacy is being violated online and offline like what happened to Cambridge Analytica Scandal and the unauthorized disclosure of real-time location data. GAO cited Facebook’s Analyticascandal which was one of the most recent privacy incidents where the personal data of users were improperly disclosed.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) begun investigating Facebook last year after it was revealed that the digital consultancy firm Analytica was linked to Trump’s presidential campaign. FTC is determining whether Facebook violated the 2011 agreement with the government where it promised to improve privacy practices. However, news emerged that FTC and Facebook were negotiating a multi-billion dollar fine so that investigations on the social network’s privacy practices will be settled.

A US internet privacy law like the GDPR of EU has won the support of some tech leaders like Tim Cook who wants an effective data privacy regulation.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for solar on the Gold Coast, there are electricians who can install the environmentally friendly system. The electricians are expert in solar panel installation and will happily advise on the best design, positioning and size of the solar power system.

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