Celebrating Data Privacy Day, join our virtual discussion on the state of a national data privacy law.
Since the first Data Privacy Day was celebrated 15 years ago, advanced technologies and the use of digital mediums have grown exponentially. In this digital age, individuals are becoming more privacy literate and have a reasonable expectation that information about them will be properly handled.
Despite this, there is no single, uniform national privacy law. The U.S. has approached the question of how to regulate privacy protections with industry-specific laws. States have stepped in to enact their own privacy laws. This complex legal patchwork makes compliance challenging and the lack of consistency in data protection regulations hurts the U.S. on a global stage as we compete against countries that have adopted stringent standards for data collection, storage, and use.
As Congress returns to a new session this month, the debate continues. Should there be a national privacy law? Will it preempt state privacy laws? Can we learn from the experiences of our global partners? Do privacy-preserving technologies need to adapt?
Join in at noon E.T. on Friday, January 28, as we convene government and industry thought-leaders in the field of privacy to discuss the state of a national privacy law, specifically as it relates to digital privacy, and offer insight into the unique engineering opportunities and challenges that come with such an effort.