no actual law has been changed. But the truth is that the current furor over eliminating digital privacy protections is just late — the FCC removed privacy protections for consumers more than a year ago by passing the Open Internet Order. Although the timing is off and the legal issues involved have been incorrectly framed by the popular press, the current uproar over online privacy is by no means unproductive.
dispute in that series concerns the transfer of data from Facebook Ireland to its US parent. For another example, the state of Georgia requires that state data never leave the United States. These policies are increasingly detached from how modern computer systems work. Indeed, the policies give engineers incentives to design systems that deliberately blur or evade questions of where data reside.