April 24, 2020

#41 U.S. Privacy Law’s Future: Pandemic Impacts?

This panel will discuss the status of federal and state privacy legislation and other policy proposals in the United States, and how they may shift in the wake of the pandemic. How does the balance between privacy and other social welfare interests shift in a crisis? Will privacy enforcement priorities shift? Will there be a stronger push for harmonization with foreign privacy laws and policies?

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Session Chair/Moderator

Christopher N. Olsen, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC


  • Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • Alison Pepper, Senior Vice President, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Washington, DC
  • Jessica Rich, Attorney, Washington, DC
  • Lee Tien, Senior Staff Attorney & Adams Chair for Internet Rights, Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Presented by the Privacy & Information Security Committee