Debate: Should the U.S. Copy the EU’s New Privacy Law?

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The EU’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into effect on May 25, 2018. Since then, a number of privacy advocates have called for the U.S. to follow suit and pass its own comprehensive data protection legislation that meets or exceeds the standards in the GDPR. Yet critics of the GDPR maintain that these regulations would impose significant costs on the economy and degrade the consumer experience online. Pressure is mounting for lawmakers to take a position, and the Trump administration is considering its own set of privacy principles that it may send to Congress.

Join ITIF for a no-holds-barred debate about what the future of U.S. privacy law should look like. The debate will be moderated by Axios Managing Editor Kim Hart.

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