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U.S. new privacy legislations passed

The passage of CA’s Prop 24 has been getting a lot of press since the U.S. election because it significantly expands CCPA.

But three other important U.S. state laws were also passed in the last week.

1. Massachusetts’ Right to Repair Law: gives car owners and repair shops access to car data without going through the manufacturer.

2. Michigan’s Proposal 20-2: specifies that a search warrant will be required to access personal electronic data and communications.

3. Portland, Maine’s  Ballot Question B: prevents the city and officials from using facial recognition on groups or members of the public.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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