With privacy paralysis at the federal level, state legislatures have stepped up efforts to pass new privacy laws covering broadband providers, biometrics, geolocation information, and connected devices. This session will explore how lawyers, lobbyists, and advocates are working with state legislators to reshape privacy protections. Where is consensus emerging on proposed legislation? Where are privacy advocates having the most success? And what trends should most concern industry?
Joseph Jerome, Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology
Anne Kierig, Attorney, DLA Piper LLP
Ari Scharg, Partner, Edelson
- CDT’s Broadband Privacy Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know About the FCC’s New Privacy Rules for Broadband Providers: https://cdt.org/files/2016/11/Broadband-Privacy-Cheat-Sheet-New-FCC-Rule.pdf
- California Teddy Bear and Toaster Act, SB 327: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB327
- Illinois Geolocation Privacy Protection Act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3449&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=91&GA=100
- Michigan Biometric Information Privacy Act: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-5019.pdf