‘The Balkanization of the Internet’: Amazon, Google and Twitter on Privacy Laws

At CES 2021, executives discussed the future of online consumer protection

Twitter's Damien Kieran argued that patchwork regulations could disrupt the platform experience. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin

Data privacy has taken center stage in recent years, as the European Union and the state of California have each adopted landmark consumer protection laws that have paved the way for wide-scale change. And while major tech companies are still adjusting to a growing patchwork of regional regulations, they are also readying for a potential federal data privacy law in the United States.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.