UW Privacy Office

January 19, 2021

What’s in Store for Data Privacy in 2021?

Source: CPO Magazine, January 18, 2021

What’s in Store for Data Privacy in 2021?

2020 was a watershed year for data privacy. It kicked off strong with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in January. Two months later, the pandemic tested data governance processes in ways previously unimagined.

Consumers are increasingly aware of their rights, and while data privacy regulation has been a source of anxiety in the past, businesses are increasingly used to and even excited for future regulation. These build consumer trust and can even improve data processing efficiency.