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Data Privacy: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Prospects for Meaningful Data Privacy Legislation in the U.S.

  • American University Washington College of Law, Room NT01 4300 Nebraska Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 (map)

In 2019, the debate around data privacy has peaked with numerous events elevating the issue, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect, and passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. As pressure builds, calls for federal legislation on data privacy have emerged from all sides. With the issue driving forward rapidly, this event will convene key stakeholders discussing challenges and opportunities around data privacy, including the risks and harms associated with consumer data collection, the possibility of a data privacy framework in the US, and the intersection of data privacy and Internet governance.