Justice Brandeis said that states can serve as “laboratories [to] try novel social and economic experiments…” He also said that states could exercise this authority “without risk to the rest of the country.” While there is little disagreement that states are conducting economic experiments in areas traditionally reserved for the federal government, like privacy and data security, there is a healthy debate on how risky new state laws are to consumers, businesses, and the financial system.
In 2018 alone, we saw five states bring new laws impacting privacy and data security– a data broker law in Vermont, a privacy law in California, a data breach law in Colorado, a cybersecurity law in Ohio, and a data broker bill that is before the Chicago city council. These laws and bills are just the tip of the iceberg for legislatures and state agencies as they are enacting and/or proposing what are essentially national rules to cover just their state.
Join John Culhane, Partner, David Stauss, Partner, and Greg Szewczyk, Associate, from Ballard Spahr, LLP, as they survey the landscape of new state legislation and proposals on privacy and data security. This event includes a recorded Q&A session moderated by Eric J. Ellman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association.