Venable chairman Stu Ingis presented “The US Data Privacy and Security Legislative Landscape—What Has Changed in the Last Five Years? What’s Next?” at the 5th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA on September 19, 2023 in Washington, DC.
Serving as an introduction to the rest of the day’s discussions, this panel provided a deep dive into an analysis of the current state of data protection regulatory initiatives in the United States and the debate over what this landscape means for individuals, tech, and non-tech businesses, including SMBs. It explored the convergence and divergence among state laws enacted or introduced recently (including narrower state laws governing specific forms or uses of data) and what is being considered by Congress and the FTC. In this context, the panel highlighted the need for organizations to develop comprehensive data frameworks that consider data privacy and security concepts, as well as human and technical elements, to ensure better compliance with existing and possible future rules, increase individual trust, and reduce the risk of data breaches. This discussion explored best practices and touched upon the link between cybersecurity and data privacy and the need to balance compliance, risk management, and effective business operations.
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