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 […]

Town Hall: IRS Snooping Could Imperil Consumer Data

Arguably one of the most concerning provisions in the Democrats’budget reconciliation package is enabling the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to look into American’s bank accounts if they have deposits greater than $10,000, excluding salaries, each year. Not only does this provision represent a flagrant violation of privacy and a constitutional right to unreasonable search and seizures, […]

Real Clear Policy: Congress — Pass a Federal Data Law

In the first six months of 2021, there were 1,767 data breaches reported across the globe, exposing over 18 billion records. To contextualize that number, more records were exposed in six months than people on earth. Data breaches not only compromise consumers’ and businesses’ financial situations, but they can also lead to unnecessary stress and […]

Washington Examiner: Virginia’s New Data Privacy Law Shows Why Consumers Need Federal Legislation

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 […]

The Economic Standard: Proposition 24 Will Harm Growth and Innovation

Proposition 24 is a ballot initiative that California’s voters will decide on in November, and it seeks to expand the previously passed California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. If passed, Prop. 24 would limit the information that technology companies can collect by imposing onerous new regulations, such as forcing companies to openly disclose what information is […]

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 […]

Big Tech Needs to Outline its China Strategy

Last Wednesday afternoon, the CEOs of America’s largest tech companies faced a round of questioning from lawmakers in Washington, DC. While the hearings form part of an ongoing antitrust investigation, they risk overlooking how international actors, like unscrupulous Chinese entities, take advantage of American corporations and threaten consumers’ interests. In addition to questions about the […]

Postponing Federal Digital Privacy Legislation Will Backfire

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, Americans are turning to technology more than ever. However, federal legislation addressing digital privacy protections has stalled in Congress. Comprehensive legislation needs to be passed to ensure consumers right to digital privacy. Many functions of everyday life that have been carried out in person have recently moved online. […]

Morning Consult: We Need to Stop Turning a Blind Eye on the Real Threat

We’ve been having essentially the same debate about who controls the internet for more than a decade now, and while we continue to have the same conversations, intervening events that threaten our security and democracy are becoming more rampant. A policy solution that deals with privacy and neutrality needs to be comprehensive and look at […]