New Paradigm: The Need for Federal Privacy Legislation That Provides Clear and Consistent Standards

March 20, 2019

Executive Summary

Recent national and global legislative and policy trends and high-profile data incidents involving consumer-facing companies have created a shift in thinking about the regulation of consumer privacy. The traditional U.S. consumer privacy model focuses on sectoral laws that regulate specific uses of data and is bolstered by self-regulatory codes. That model is under assault by activists and legislatures and has led to the enactment of highly regulatory approaches such as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). In response to these developments, the industry must rethink the old model and present a new paradigm for consumer privacy. This panel will discuss efforts to enact strong federal privacy legislation that preempts competing state laws, and will outline a new privacy paradigm that is well-suited for today's consumers and the modern economy.

Stuart P. Ingis
Partner and Chairman
Venable LLP

Tara Hogan Charles
Associate Director, Global Government Relations & Public Policy
The Procter & Gamble Company

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