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Data Security and Privacy Predictions for 2021: 6 Issues to WatchJanuary 28, 2021
2020 was unprecedented. With the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale nation-state cyber intrusions, and tensions with China over technology, new data security and privacy issues emerged rapidly. With a new administration, there undoubtedly will be new approaches to addressing these issues in the coming year.
What to expect in 2021? O’Melveny’s Data Security and Privacy team takes a look at some of the major issues that will define the coming year, including: the coordination of technology security efforts, the EU data problem, the regulation of artificial intelligence, the surge in ransomware, potential federal and state privacy legislation, and developments in Chinese privacy law.
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