Study Reveals the Worst State for Online Privacy
A new report by Comparitech identifies Wyoming as the worst US state in terms of laws governing the online privacy of citizens. The study checked for the presence of privacy laws covering 20 criteria. In Wyoming, only one of those criteria was met. The state was followed by Idaho, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi, each of which met just two criteria.
The state offering the best online protection legislation was California, which met 15 of the 20 criteria. It is the only state with a constitution mentioning an inalienable right to privacy. From January of next year, privacy legislation in the state will improve even further because the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will go into force.