Federal Privacy Standard

Federal Data Privacy Standard

Companies are often required to collect sensitive data from consumers, such as personally identifiable information. This sensitive data is a target for cyberattacks. In response, governments worldwide have been working to establish strong data privacy standards. Prominent examples are the EU’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation and the 2020 California Consumer Privacy Act. Other states are following California’s lead, resulting in uneven consumer protections and a complex minefield of standards to which companies will struggle to adhere.

The best solution for keeping consumers’ sensitive private data secure is a comprehensive national standard. Such regulation would address how to define and protect sensitive personal data and de-identified data; establish minimum standards of protection and care; and outline uniform rules governing data protection, security, breach notification, and regulatory oversight. This unform approach will ensure the greatest security for consumers while simultaneously mitigating excessive costs and complexities for the companies that store their information.

Whitepaper: A FEDERAL DATA PRIVACY LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK: Bipartisan Recommendations on Preemption, Enforcement, and Private Right of Action for Legislators and Policymakers

Experts Dissect Three Proposed Federal Data Privacy Bills at NTSC Virtual Roundtable (June 30, 2020)

ITSP Magazine NTSC Podcast Series: Episode 1 (Federal Data Privacy) (April 13, 2020)



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5 Reasons Why Privacy Leaped Forward in 2018—and What It Means for 2019 (December 20, 2018)

Privacy and Posture Pressures for CISOs: A Recap of the NTSC Southeast Regional CISO Policy Roundtable (September 12, 2018)

2018 NTSC National CISO Policy Conference Panel Discussion: “Data Privacy and Security” (July 2018)

CISOs Should Take a Nod from Article 38 (July 16, 2018)

Council of Foreign Relations Wants US Baseline Data Protection Law (February 7, 2018)

Why CISOs Should Care About Developments in the EU (April 18, 2017)

U.S. Businesses Need to Prepare Now to Align with EU Privacy Law (January 30, 2017)