Until recently, employers had a lot of latitude to use, share and even market your private information.
Gone are the days when you could share droves of personal information with your employer without fear that the company could share or even sell that data outside the company.
After all, unlike other countries, the U.S. lacks universal comprehensive data protection laws except for narrow areas such as for medical information.
Luckily, new state laws strengthen your ability to control your information.
Last year, California passed the nation’s first comprehensive law designed to give consumers and employees more control over who has their personal information and what they can do with it. Other states, as well as Congress, are watching the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and some are moving to enact their own data privacy laws.