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Our Curious Amalgam Podcast Hosted by Alicia Downey: Should Congress Enact Federal Data Privacy Legislation? The Case for a National Consumer Data Protection and Enforcement Regime

Oct 25, 2021

As millions of consumers around the world interact daily with online businesses and social media platforms, the call for Congress to enact enhanced data privacy and security laws at the federal level has grown louder. How far should federal legislation go in preempting the emerging patchwork of state data privacy laws? In this episode, hosts Alicia Downey and John Roberti talk with Maureen Ohlhausen, former Acting Chairman of the FTC, about whether comprehensive federal data privacy legislation is a better approach to regulating the collection, use, and sharing of consumers’ personal data. Listen to this episode to learn more about the FTC’s role in enforcing existing consumer data privacy laws and the key differences among the current proposals for broader federal legislation. Click here to access the podcast.