This article written by WilmerHale Partner Kirk J. Nahra for IAPP identifies six developments to watch as the national privacy law debate evolves.
Excerpt: Privacy law is changing rapidly. We are seeing new laws at the state level, both general and specific. Enforcement is growing from a variety of regulators. Security breaches are in the news regularly. New technologies consistently lead to new privacy challenges. Data is being gathered in almost astonishing new ways. Countries around the world are enacting new laws. And all of this is moving toward the privacy Holy Grail in the United States—a potential, comprehensive national privacy law. This debate has been slow and fragmented—not just due to COVID-19, but also with the ongoing complexity and apparent recognition by a somewhat dysfunctional Congress that privacy law isn't an essential piece of legislation. So what should you be watching as this debate evolves?