U.K. vs. U.S.: How Much of Your Personal Data Can You Get?

The European Union will put in place one of the toughest data privacy laws in the world this week. The law, among other provisions, gives people in Europe the right to obtain the personal data that companies have on them.

That is a sweeping right to data access that Americans don’t have.

So we decided to conduct a privacy experiment: Request our data in both Britain and the United States, to get a sense of how easy it will be for people in Europe to access their personal information compared with American users.

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