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Law360: Federal Privacy Law May Need Bigger Boost than Midterms

November 02, 2018

Federal lawmakers continue to face pressure to draft a national privacy law aimed at protecting American’s data. However, special counsel Scott Pink believes that current political environment may pose a hindrance to success on that front. “There’s unlikely to be much of an appetite for more regulation if the party in power doesn’t change, other than what’s viewed as necessary to protect critical infrastructure and to create more cooperation between the government and private industry,” he said.

Pink has led many privacy and security compliance initiatives worldwide for clients, including GDPR compliance, HIPAA compliance audits, compliance with financial security regulations (NYDFS) and security audits for cryptocurrency and blockchain companies. He is a thought leader on GDPR issues, having published articles in Cybersecurity Law Report and speaking at conferences hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professional.