What Should a Federal Data Standard Look Like?

As Congress wraps up for the 2021 legislative year, attention is beginning to turn to next year’s priorities. One issue that seems likely to dominate lawmakers’ time next session will be the issue of data privacy and cybersecurity and the possible creation of a federal data protection standard. The issue currently enjoys broad bipartisan support, […]

Inside Sources: GDPR Was Bad for Europe; U.S. Needs Its Own Path

While GDPR has provided essential data protections for Europeans, it has also imposed substantial compliance costs on American companies seeking to do business in the bloc and forced many companies to cease their European operations. The result has been increased prices for European and American consumers and reduced access to new products and services for […]

Inside Sources: The U.S. Needs a Federal Data Protection and Privacy Law — Don’t Look to California

When it became effective on January 1, 2020, CCPA gave consumers sweeping rights over the data companies hold onto, providing consumers the right to know what data businesses have collected as well as giving consumers the right to demand businesses delete data. Despite admirable intentions, CCPA has failed to strike a balance between protecting consumers’ rights and […]

The Economic Standard: Federal Data Privacy Laws Should Not Be a Secret

The significant discrepancies that exist among states with regards to data protection and privacy coupled with the failure of state legislatures to pass appropriate data protection and privacy laws highlights the need for the federal government to step and harmonize the inconsistent patchwork of state laws that govern consumer data protection and privacy. Passing a […]