State Privacy Laws: Is the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act the Path Forward?

In the United States, an assortment of laws govern privacy.  At the federal level, the FTC Act, FCRA, COPPA, and HIPAA are among the more well-known privacy statutes.  The so-called privacy torts have addressed privacy under state common law for some time, but more recently, states have begun to consider their own broad privacy statutes.  The California  Consumer Privacy Act was the first of its kind, and has recently been followed by Virginia, Colorado, and Utah, and several states are considering their own privacy laws.  Last year the Uniform Law Commission finalized the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), as a model law for states considering such laws. Is the UPDPA a good framework for states to follow?

The LEC’s Program on Economics & Privacy held a lively discussion between two leading privacy law experts, where they examined state privacy laws, including the pros and cons of the UPDPA and its possible alternatives.

Jane BambauerProfessor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Daniel J. SoloveJohn Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School and Author of new book Breached!: Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It

Watch the recorded event below!