Policy, Politics, and Privacy: Shaping Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation

  • Starts: 3:30 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020
American privacy laws have evolved as a series of responses to challenges of specific uses or abuses of information and have relied in large part on a system of notice and consent developed in the age of mainframe computing and expanded with arrival of the internet. After a series of data privacy and security shocks from Snowden to Cambridge Analytica, and the examples of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the landscape is changing. Privacy legislation has been on the agenda of the 116th Congress, with key committee leaders unveiling draft bills that could become vehicles for enactment of legislation.

In this Cyber Alliance talk, Brookings Institution Distinguished Visiting Fellow Cameron Kerry will discuss how this debate has changed, the influence of the GDPR and CCPA, and issues framed by proposed bills. He will focus on key points of divergence—defining privacy harm, the emergence of algorithmic discrimination, and the role of private rights of action and state laws in enforcing and defining privacy rights—and explore potential solutions.

There will be time for casual conversation and light refreshments before and after the presentation. Please RSVP through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cyber-alliance-series-cameron-kerry-tickets-88115902035.
Seminar Room, Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall

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