Navigating the Labyrinth of US Privacy Laws

09 November 2021


Navigating the Labyrinth of US Privacy Laws: Building a Compliance Program

Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021
Time: 15.00 UK - the webinar will be recorded so everyone registered for this event can watch the session on demand at any time
Duration: 60 mins
Location: Online - register for free
CPE Credits: 1

With new privacy laws being implemented around the worldwide and across the U.S., and changes being made to existing legislation, businesses are facing an uphill battle when it comes to staying on top of ever-changing laws and regulations. Many of the same pressures that prompted the European regulation are growing globally, and rapidly in America. In the United States, one-third of states have either begun the legislative process or enacted a data privacy law, and there is no indication of this momentum slowing down. These U.S. laws may share common fundamental principles, but they differ from one another – and from the GDPR – in critical ways that complicate compliance and impact how businesses approach their U.S. privacy program.

The dilemma for organisations is how to manage compliance with the growing patchwork of state and international privacy obligations. If privacy law was a Venn diagram, the GDPR would form the outermost ring, with US laws like the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) fitting within the GDPR in loosely concentric circles. But there are enough differences between these laws that simply complying with the GDPR would not be adequate to achieve U.S. compliance. The purpose of this webinar is to compare and contrast the major U.S. privacy laws, identifying areas of overlap as well as areas where compliance will require state-specific analysis, disclosures and policies.

Linklaters’ U.S. Data Solutions team will propose a streamlined solution to implementing a U.S. privacy compliance program and explain where and how you can effectively leverage your existing compliance efforts in Europe.



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