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Privacy law in US?

Based on the US Congress hosting hearings with social media companies this past summer, when will a US law similar to Europe's GDPR be implemented?  Would it be a similar model?  Or are there any lessons learned from the GDPR, yet?

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Re: Privacy law in US?


@Brendan wrote:

Based on the US Congress hosting hearings with social media companies this past summer, when will a US law similar to Europe's GDPR be implemented?  Would it be a similar model?  Or are there any lessons learned from the GDPR, yet?


Brendan,

While we may see more legislation explicitly protecting privacy in the USA, I do not believe we will see anything close to the GDPR model in the US any time in the foreseeable future. The different approaches to government and the economy between the EU and US with regard to socialism versus capitalism and also between big central government versus limited government  are the basis for my observation. For a more complete discussion on this topic, see my blog post, Will the U.S. Adopt the EU GDPR for Privacy Protection?

 

 

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Advocate III

Re: Privacy law in US?

> Brendan (Newcomer I) posted a new topic in GDPR on 11-20-2018 07:26 PM in the

> Subject: Privacy law in US?

Syntax error: you used "privacy" and "US" in the same subject line ...

> Based on the US Congress hosting hearings with social media companies this past
> summer, when will a US law similar to Europe's GDPR be implemented?

I assume that we all know that "US Congress hosting hearings with social media
companies" comes under the heading of security theatre. Since GDPR is primarily
based on the old EU privacy principles, it is unlikely that any similar laws will be
passed in the US. (The extra "accountability" part is similar to a lot of materials
that can be found in NIST ...)

>  Would it
> be a similar model?

No. The US has spent 20 years attempting (and failing) to demonstrate that "Safe
Harbor" is the same, rather than passing any actual privacy legislation.

>  Or are there any lessons learned from the GDPR, yet?

Syntax error: you used "Congress" and "learned" in the same posting ...

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Advocate I

Re: Privacy law in US?


@rslade wrote:
> Brendan @Brendan (Newcomer I) posted a new topic in GDPR 
...Syntax error: you used "privacy" and "US" in the same subject line ...
... Syntax error: you used "Congress" and "learned" in the same posting ...

Please note that Grandpa Rob, the Canadian, and I, the 'Merican, wrote our replies in parallel, with no collaboration, and slightly different levels of cynicism and snark. Still, we pretty much agreed on the core answer:

Naaaaw.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. D. Cragin Shelton, CISSP
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https://CraginS.blogspot.com/
Advocate III

Re: Privacy law in US?

> CraginS (Advocate I) posted a new reply in GDPR on 11-21-2018 01:07 PM in the

> Please
> note that Grandpa Rob, the Canadian, and I, the 'Merican, wrote our replies in
> parallel, with no collaboration, and slightly different levels of cynicism and
> snark.

... For the Snark *was* a Boojum, you see.

> Still, we pretty much agreed on the core answer: Naaaaw.

Boojums seem to pretty much guarantee privacy ...

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