Do We Need Federal Privacy Legislation?

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Do We Need Federal Privacy Legislation? (And, If So, What Should It Look Like?)

06/19/2018 - 18:00 to 20:30

As most people have discovered by the avalanche of compliance emails flooding their in-boxes, the long-arm of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has now gone into effect. But because the United States always wants to lead on the world stage, there is growing talk in Washington about the need for our own privacy legislation. While the debate over the exact contours for privacy legislation is in the very early stages, if we decide to move forward, many complex questions nonetheless remain unanswered. 

6:00 – 7:00: Drinks and Light Fare

7:00 – 7:15: Welcome and Brief Overview of Recent Research

7:15 – 7:45: Keynote Discussion with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

7:45 – 8:30: Panel Discussion:

  • Daniel Caprio – Co-Founder and Chairman, The Providence Group;
  • Michelle De Mooy – Director of the Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology;
  • Neil Chilson – Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute; and
  • Jeff Brueggeman – Vice President Global Public Policy, AT&T

The Rooftop Policy Roundtable is a “widely-attended event” and is open to government employees, press and other interested persons. There is no charge to attend and walk-ins are welcome. However, as space is extremely limited please RSVP to the Phoenix Center by Monday, June 18th via Eventbrite by clicking here.

(Note: In the event of Rain, the Roundtable will be held inside the University Club.)


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