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Wed 1

June 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

How to Pass a Federal Privacy Law: Exploring Areas for a Consensus and a Path Forward

R Street


[Moderator] Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, Managing Director, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Washington D.C.
Tatyana Bolton, Policy Director, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
Brandon Pugh, Senior Fellow and Policy Counsel, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats, R Street Institute
Lauren Zabierek, Executive Director of the Cyber Project, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Cory Simpson, Senior Advisor, Cyberspace Solarium Commission
Data privacy and security are among the nation’s most pressing issues. Agreement over the need for a federal data privacy and security law continues to increase, yet progress is still needed to make this a reality. Without comprehensive legislation, we are at risk of economic, national security and consumer harms.

Over the past year, R Street Institute’s Cyber Team, led by Tatyana Bolton, the Belfer Center’s Cyber Project, led by Lauren Zabierek, and Cory Simpson, senior advisor on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, have worked to understand what it’s going to take to pass a federal data security and privacy law. Together, they have participated in over 130 engagements with stakeholders of all backgrounds, allowing them to identify areas of consensus and offer recommendations.

Join us for a discussion of the initial recommendations, including how to galvanize ongoing momentum surrounding legislation and help achieve a middle ground.