Wednesday January 16, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
To discuss these issues, TPI assembled a group of experts for a lunch panel on the topic, “Privacy: The Way Forward.” The panel addressed questions related to the federal government’s role, including:
- Do the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and perhaps other state legislation mean that federal legislation is needed?
- If so, what should it contain? Should it preempt the states?
- Has the current FTC ex post enforcement approach based on actual harms been successful? Should the U.S. move to an ex ante regulatory approach similar to the GDPR and CCPA?
- What should the respective roles of the Administration, Congress, and the FTC be?
Panel participants included:
- Roslyn Layton, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
- Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts LLP and former Commissioner and Acting Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
- Alan Raul, Founder and Leader, Sidley Austin Privacy and Data Security, and Information Law practice
- Gail Slater, Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom, and Cyber Policy, White House National Economic Council
- Thomas Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emertius, Technology Policy Institute