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OCT 08, 2019 | US

US: Building Stronger Consumer Protection With Federal Privacy Law

October 8, 2019
2 p.m., Senate Dirksen Building, Room G50
Washington, DC

Moderator: Alexandra Givens, Executive Director, Institute for Tech Law & Policy, Georgetown University


  • Kate Goodloe, Policy Director, BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Michelle Richardson, Director of Privacy and Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings
  • Denise Zheng, Vice President, Business Roundtable

Privacy is a critical concern for consumers, businesses, and lawmakers. In Congress, there is bipartisan and bicameral support for legislation addressing data privacy. Still, important questions remain about how to protect consumer privacy while establishing consistent standards for companies that collect and use personal data.

Our panel discussion will explore how Congress can build upon state laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and international examples such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to develop comprehensive federal legislation that protects consumer privacy across the country. Are there ways Congress can improve on the CCPA and the GDPR to better protect consumers and provide clarity to businesses? What other solutions can be included in a federal law to address key privacy concerns? Please join us for a lively discussion.

The event is open to the public. Please RSVP by 12 p.m. October 8. If you have any questions please email events@bsa.org.



BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


Michael O’Brien

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