On July 11, 2019, Shannon Yavorsky was quoted in Axios in an article about how Europe's privacy protection laws can violate other people's privacy.
According to the article, Europe's mammoth General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes provisions to allow people to request the personal information that companies have compiled on them. However, a recent study showed that many companies do a poor job authenticating the person requesting data, allowing a researcher to obtain other people's data.
"The same problem in GDPR is in the California Consumer Privacy Act," which goes into effect at the start of 2020, said Yavorsky. She hopes the California attorney general will clarify best practices for fighting fraud in upcoming commentary on the law.