That pretty much voids the rest of your response, from what I can tell.
Not on their own. I expect it would require a government regulation.
Kady M.

Not really. You expect government to force businesses/organizations into anonymizing customer data? How would you have this implemented. How does government oversee this? You do realize the internet is not limited to only the United States, and that accessing servers outside of the states then places that data outside of the jurisdiction of US law right? So essentially your suggesting that a worldwide law be forced to anonymize the data of people using the internet? And that we should simply force governments to adopt this standard? Yeah good luck with that.

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