Legislative Resources

FPF is excited to announce the launch of our Privacy Legislation Series, an array of educational webinars exploring topics in U.S. privacy legislation. In each webinar, experts will dive deep into one aspect of a comprehensive privacy law, discuss what makes it important for addressing privacy harms, its historical context, and how it has been addressed in other existing federal, state, or international privacy laws. Each session will be made available publicly and provide a list of additional recommended reading and resources, with the goal of providing policy experts with more tools to be better informed on data privacy legislation in 2020.

 

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Topic #5 – Enforcement Mechanisms

How to enforce comprehensive consumer privacy law is a a key remaining issue of the federal privacy debate. At the state-level, there is also a lack of consensus on enforcement mechanisms. This webinar discusses the role of the FTC, state Attorneys General, and private rights of action.

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Recommended Reading

Topic #4 – Child Privacy 

Policymakers in the United States and abroad are reexamining how to effectively protect children’s privacy online without age-gating the internet.

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Topic #3 – Preemption 

As consensus is reached on many aspects of federal privacy legislation, preemption is taking center stage in both the Senate and the House. Although frequently presented as a binary choice between preemption and no preemption, in truth there is great flexibility in the extent to which Congress may choose to preempt State laws.

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Recommended Reading 

Recommended Reading

Topic #1 – Defining Covered Data

How to define covered data is one of the first fundamental questions that lawmakers face as they consider how to draft any privacy or data security law, as it determines legislative scope and interoperability with existing laws (both in the US and internationally) that govern personal information.

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