California protects it's criminals. Go figure!
As does most of the west.
The UK, but especially Scotland, protects bad lawyers.
The "right to privacy" in the EU has been a disaster for consumers, landlords and countless others.
Trading Standards in the UK used to be pretty good. You could contact them to see if a business you are considering doing business with has any "valid" (as deemed by TS) complaints from consumers. Thanks to the right to privacy laws, that's no longer possible.
If you're a landlord, you no longer have the right to find out if a prospective tenant has a history of failing to keep up their part of the contract, etc.
Oddly, despite the RTP law, you can still check to see if someone is a pedo. Of course that won't tell you if it's a guy who, at 15yo had sex with his 15yo girlfriend. A pedo is a pedo in the UK. Females rarely get charges, let along convicted of being a pedo.
The same goes for domestic violence. A woman can go to any police station and find out if the man in their life (no proof needed) has been ACCUSSED of domestic violence. The excuse for this being gendered is the cost involved if men had the same rights.