U.S. Data Privacy on the Move

New York

Are you keeping up with the developments on the state and local level?

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect and on June 28, 2018, to avoid a voter ballet initiative, California passes a hastily drafted bill aimed directly at companies who sell the personal information of California consumers. The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) sets off a chain reaction and other states (e.g. Nevada and New Hampshire) adopt similar legislation. And just like that, in a matter of months, US companies have to face consumer privacy from an entirely new direction. The race for federal preemption has emerged but a federal law on consumer privacy, which would un-seed state momentum has not yet seen the light of day, so California remains the lead state that is shaping the US data privacy landscape. Is your company ready for the CCPA and other local privacy laws on or by the effective dates (Nevada - October 1, 2019 and CCPA - January 1, 2020)?

This panel will explore the current state of data privacy in the US (including the CCPA Final Amendments); what companies should be looking for in applicability and scope of local data privacy legislation as well as how to measure and contain the operational impact of these new laws; and best practices for compliance.

Cynthia Cole, Special Counsel, Baker Botts
Whitney McCollum, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel,Technology, Data Privacy & EMEA Employment, AECOM
Erin Bansal, Global Compliance and Privacy Counsel, Gympass

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