Traveling the New Road to Data Privacy Regulation in the United States: An Examination of Recent U.S. Data Privacy Considerations and Proposed Legislation, Including Safe Harbors

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A spate of recent – and renewed – interest in data privacy by the U.S. Government should give those organizations that collect sensitive and personally-identifiable information from individual consumers reason to pause. And while two proposed Senate and House Bills are still in committee, their combined import is clear: the U.S. Government is in the process of stepping-up its regulation of U.S. organizations’ use of personal data. So-called opt-in agreements and End User License Agreements (“EULAs”) will no longer suffice; U.S. consumer data privacy has attracted new government interest, and organizations who fail to take pending regulations seriously could face severe consequences and civil penalties.

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Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, Electronic Discovery Updates, International Trade Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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