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How much is your personal data worth? Mine is worth about $9.23, according to a check I received from a privacy violation class action lawsuit. While I appreciate the need for new legislation to strengthen data security practices and enable more consumer control over personal information, one wonders if all of the hoops we’re putting businesses through are going to be effective, not to mention worth the cost. Have we gone from not enough regulation into overdrive too fast, creating new problems in our attempts to fix existing ones? A PATCHWORK OF STATE DATA PRIVACY LAWS. There is no sweeping federal US consumer data privacy law, and so far, all of the action has been at the state level. Fo... Full story

9 April