The world of data is evolving; from how it's collected, used, managed, and stored to the user-developer relationship. There's a gap between what consumers think is happening with their data, or what they read in the news when there's a breach or hack, and what measures developers are actually taking to ensure security, transparency, and the responsible use of data.
Please don’t actually read the proposed Consumer Privacy Act … Because I HAVE read the Consumer Privacy Act that’s being proposed in California, I can say with certainty that parts of it are bizarre. If you were to read it, you might find it reaches way, way, WAY further than you think. The message here is that while intentions are important, the details matter. A lot.
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force and start governing all aspects of EU personal data collection and management by websites and apps from anywhere in the world – what data is collected, how it's collected, how and where it's stored, where it's shared, and so on.