Facial Recognition in 2020

Matthew Henry unsplash.com This year, government action on facial recognition is heating up. While most agree that some sort of facial recognition regulation would be better than today’s “anything goes” status quo, the debate rages on between two radically opposed positions: regulate it or ban it altogether?

Second Chance for the Washington Privacy Act?

freeimages.com This week the Washington state legislature reintroduced the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), which failed to pass last year. A lot of the same controversial points remain, so can it pass this year? Will 2020 be the year of proliferating state privacy legislation, especially if no federal statute materializes?

US Federal Privacy Law in 2020?

freeimages.com While there are dozens of proposals in Congress, for the first time we’re seeing a privacy bill that is getting some momentum. In late November 2019, Senator Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA). The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), AmyContinue reading “US Federal Privacy Law in 2020?”

Privacy 2030 in 2020

freeimages.com The beginning of a new decade is perhaps an opportune time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. A lot has happened in the international privacy community in the last ten years, largely thanks to European leadership. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the hallmark of the 2010s. We lookContinue reading “Privacy 2030 in 2020”