NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Security and privacy advice and comparison website, Comparitech.com, has today released the results of its study that gives each US state a privacy rating based on 14 key criteria. The criteria the study ranged from laws that govern how companies can use and disclose customer data to those that protect journalists, children, and employees.
Comparitech.com found that Delaware is the most private state due to laws that require the government to dispose of customer data after a set period of time, protect the privacy of e-reader and library data, and protect employee privacy that helped the state to stand out. California, Utah and Arkansas were the second most private states.
Wyoming, South Dakota and Alaska ranked as some of the worst states for online privacy, while New Hampshire and Vermont received honorable mentions for good privacy.
"US citizens, nor citizens of any country, should expect their government to protect their privacy from all threats," said Paul Bischoff, privacy advocate for Comparitech.com in a blog. "It's up to all of us as individuals to be proactive in guarding our privacy. No state is perfect, but at least all levels of the US government allow citizens to fortify their online security at will."
To view the full table of criteria comparison, please visit: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/which-us-states-best-protect-online-privacy/
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Comparitech.com's mission is to help consumers make more savvy decisions when they subscribe to tech services such as VPNs, antivirus and online security products, cloud backup and more. First and foremost it is a pro-consumer website providing information, tools and comparison to help consumers in the US, UK and further afield to research, compare tech services.
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