Throughout 2021, the issue of data privacy became one of the central legislative questions facing lawmakers in Washington and state legislatures across the country. Data breaches at UC San Diego Health, Volkswagen and Audi, Facebook, and Robinhood raised public concern about how private companies and government agencies (mis)handle sensitive consumer information such as email addresses, […]
The passage of a new data privacy law in Virginia highlights why there needs to be comprehensive federal legislation. The current multiple state privacy bills enacted or proposed create a patchwork of inconsistent state laws across the country, which raises the cost of compliance for companies seeking to do business across state lines. Raising compliance […]
This piece, from Real Clear Policy, discusses the need for protecting consumer’s personal information and why retail merchants may be the weakest link when it comes to credit card security.