As we say goodbye to 2020 (good riddance!), what are key policy debates to look out for in 2021 that implicate technology and social justice? Because 2020 has been a turbulent year, raising many equity issues to the fore, I want to focus on those tech policies that will have the greatest impact on theContinue reading “Social Justice and Tech Policy: What To Expect in 2021”
The long-anticipated Schrems II decision is here! But as of yet it’s hard to tell whether it’s a game changer. The European Court of Justice judgement invalidated the Privacy Shield program that most companies used to legally transfer personal data from the European Union to the United States. However, it ruled that Standard Contractual ClausesContinue reading “Schrems II”
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?
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?”
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”