Panel with Mary Ross (CA), Christian D’Cunha (EU), and Caitriona Fitzgerald (US)

On September 11, 2019 the Privacy Coalition hosted a panel with Christian D’Cunha (Head of Private Office, European Data Protection Supervisor), Mary Ross (former president of Californians for Consumer Privacy and coauthor of the California Consumer Privacy Act), and Caitriona Fitzgerald (EPIC Policy Director). They offered their perspectives on privacy developments in Europe, California, and at the federal level respectively. 

EPIC Report Finds Privacy Bills in Congress Lacking Basic Elements

EPIC has released a detailed analysis of the privacy bills in Congress. According to EPIC, Senator Ed Markey’s Privacy Bill of Rights ranks #1. EPIC’s report — Grading on a Curve: Privacy Legislation in the 116th Congress — reviews recent developments, sets out a model bill, and assesses pending legislation. The EPIC Report finds that many of the bills in Congress lack the basic elements of a privacy law, such as an opportunity for individuals to enforce their rights. The EPIC report strongly recommends creation of a federal data protection agency.

Meeting with UK ICO Commissioner

Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, met with the Privacy Coalition on December 7, 2018. He outlined the ICO’s approach to strategic investigations, including the political data investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and how the office plans to tackle the risks arising from new technologies such as AI.

October 2018 Meeting with NTIA Secretary David Redl

The Privacy Coalition met with National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary David Redl on October 26, 2018. Redl serves as Administrator of NTIA, the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. The Privacy Coalition discussed with Redl the agency’s Request for Comments on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.”