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Data Protection and the Pandemic: What We Can Learn for Future Policy   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The ongoing COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic provides a useful case study for the impact of privacy regulations. U.S. policymakers have been considering federal data protection legislation for some time, and whether the current less regulatory approach remains appropriate. The European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides an example of a sweeping and highly regulatory approach to data privacy and security while the less stringent approach in the United States leaves more room for innovation, flexibility, and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the tradeoffs associated with stringent policies and the different choices individuals may make when it comes to their data privacy, highlighting the value of a flexible and less prescriptive approach to privacy regulation."

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2020-04-08
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American Action Forum
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