While cybersecurity has traditionally been a focus at the federal level, recent events such as the threat to state electoral infrastructure and the Atlanta ransomware attack, have made clear the importance of protecting state and municipal government resources. The California Privacy Act has also shown how states can take the opportunity to seize a leading role in privacy regulation. How are states and municipalities tackling the privacy and cybersecurity issues of the 21st century? Should the states and municipalities occupy their traditional sphere as the “laboratories of democracy” or are the stakes so high that federal preemption is not only inevitable, but a necessity?

David Husband, Senior Attorney, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Kelsey Finch, Policy Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
Emily Shaw, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, GovEx, Johns Hopkins University

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Kelsey Finch
Kelsey Finch

Policy Counsel
Future of Privacy Forum

David Husband
David Husband

Senior Attorney
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Emily Shaw
Emily Shaw

Senior Implementation Advisor,
GovEx, Johns Hopkins University