Building Stronger Consumer Protection with Federal Privacy Law




Senate Dirksen Building, Room G11

50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Privacy is a critical concern for consumers, businesses, and lawmakers. In Congress, there is bipartisan and bicameral support for legislation addressing data privacy. Still, important questions remain about how to protect consumer privacy while establishing consistent standards for companies that collect and use personal data. 

This panel discussion will explore how Congress can build upon state laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and international examples such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to develop comprehensive federal legislation that protects consumer privacy across the country. Are there ways Congress can improve on the CCPA and the GDPR to better protect consumers and provide clarity to businesses? What other solutions can be included in federal law to address key privacy concerns? Please join us for a lively discussion.


  • Alexandra Givens, Executive Director, Institute for Tech Law & Policy, Georgetown University


  • Kate Goodloe, Policy Director, BSA I The Software Alliance
  • Michelle Richardson, Director of Privacy and Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings
  • Denise Zheng, Vice President, Business Roundtable