January 13, 2021

Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Evolving U.S. and International Privacy Laws in 2021 and Beyond


Privacy laws continue to proliferate both across U.S. states and at the international level, making it imperative for businesses to implement strong and adaptive data governance programs. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss and guests Mary Devlin Capizzi and Peter Blenkinsop look back on the evolution of privacy laws over the last 20 years, evaluate the impact of recent laws and how they may shape the future of privacy regulations, and provide some helpful guidance for companies working to stay on top of this evolving regulatory landscape. The podcast covers a number of questions, including:

  • As privacy laws proliferate across U.S. states and internationally, will 2021 finally be the year that a federal omnibus privacy regulation passes in the United States? What might that look like?
  • How has the privacy profession evolved over the last 20 years? How do those entrusted with overseeing a company’s privacy program stay on top of ever-evolving privacy regulations? What role can industry consortia play in this process?
  • What might privacy laws at the state, federal and international level look like in 10 years?
  • Could the Schrems and other challenges to the transfer of personal data between the EU and U.S. lead to more restrictive international data protection laws? How might that impact international business?
  • For organizations that haven’t begun to prepare for privacy regulations in earnest, what actions should they take?

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