Absent any move on the federal level for a consumer data privacy law, states have passed their own laws. Utah is about to have a law that would require government to have a warrant to get any consumer data stored by third-party providers.
Google's Android Q will include a handful of changes to the way that the OS deals with location privacy and other app permissions.
The future of privacy is neither futile or pretty good. New regulations are on the way, but there will also be more challenge about rampant surveillance, ACLU tech fellow Jon Callas said.
Congress seems intent on passing federal data privacy legislation, but simply giving consumers more control won't be enough.
Apple is eliminating the Do Not Track feature from its Safari browser in version 12.1 and making several other security and privacy changes, as well.