DuckDuckGo, EFF, and others just launched privacy settings for the whole internet

Advocates believe that under a provision of the California Consumer Privacy Act, activating the setting should send a legally binding request that website operators not sell their data. The setting may also be enforceable under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, and the backers of the standard are planning to communicate with European privacy regulators about the details of how that would work, says Peter Dolanjski, director of product at DuckDuckGo.

Will this be legally binding for such requests from India for companies operating from California?


Here is the website for it :


One could argue that there is a legal basis in the Supreme Court’s judgement recognising a fundamental right to privacy but in the absence of a data protection legislation like CCPA in California and GDPR in EU, it is difficult to enforce a specific obligation to abide by such requests sent by Indian data subjects.