alerts & publications
The Big Push for a Federal Privacy Law: What Does it Mean for State Regulators?October 19, 2018
In his Government Technology article, “The Big Push for a Federal Privacy Law: What Does it Mean for State Regulators?,” data security and privacy special counsel Scott Pink discusses the advantages of a federal privacy law.
“In June of this year, the California Legislature passed a sweeping new privacy law, created new data privacy rights for consumers and imposed significant new obligations on companies. The law prompted an outcry among tech companies who were concerned that it was hastily drafted and could lead to inconsistent and onerous obligations if other states were to enact such laws. The concern is that state regulation, like California’s, could have a detrimental effect on the digital economy. This has led to a push by business interests for a federal privacy law. The Internet Association, which represents more than 40 companies, including Facebook, Alphabet, Microsoft and Twitter, has proposed ‘an economy-wide, national approach to regulation that protects the privacy of all Americans,’” Pink writes.
To read the full article, click here.
Thank you for your interest. Before you communicate with one of our attorneys, please note: Any comments our attorneys share with you are general information and not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will exist between you or your business and O’Melveny or any of its attorneys unless conflicts have been cleared, our management has given its approval, and an engagement letter has been signed. Meanwhile, you agree: we have no duty to advise you or provide you with legal assistance; you will not divulge any confidences or send any confidential or sensitive information to our attorneys (we are not in a position to keep it confidential and might be required to convey it to our clients); and, you may not use this contact to attempt to disqualify O’Melveny from representing other clients adverse to you or your business. By clicking "accept" you acknowledge receipt and agree to all of the terms of this paragraph and our Disclaimer.