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Track 1: Does the U.S. Need a National Data Privacy Law?

Wednesday, May 15 | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM

As high-profile stories of data breaches and misuse continue to make headlines, a global wave of policies that empower consumers to control more of their data is picking up speed. Around the world, recent regulations include UK Open Banking, GDPR in Europe, and Australia’s new Consumer Data Right, which focuses on banking data but will soon expand into energy, telecommunications, and other sectors. Here in the U.S., California’s sweeping new data privacy law raises the specter of a patchwork of conflicting state-level policies — unless the federal government decides to act first. Join us for a debate on whether the U.S. needs a comprehensive national policy for data sharing and privacy, and what we can learn from other countries’ experiences.