PEP Public Policy Briefing: Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?

On Tuesday, December 3 the Program on Economics and Privacy hosted a Public Policy briefing on “Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?”

The EU and the US have distinct approaches to protecting consumer data, but policies like the GDPR and “The Right to Be Forgotten” do not necessarily stop at the border.  Empirical evidence suggests that EU privacy regulation has reduced investment in EU tech firms.  If EU privacy regulations affect how US companies collect and use consumer data, is there a risk that they also could
 export any negative economic consequences to the US?  Join us for a discussion with leading experts to explore how EU privacy regulation impacts US firms, and what lessons US policymakers should draw from the EU experience.  

Moderator: James C. Cooper, Director, Program on Economics & Privacy and Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Panelists:
Lydia B. Parnes, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and former Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
Noah Phillips, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
James M. Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Liad Wagman, Associate Professor of Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology

See below for photos from the event, and click here to listen to the recording.