John B Morris, Jr.

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John B. Morris, Jr. is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Until mid-2019, Morris served for eight years as a career member of the Senior Executive Service heading the policy office at the National Telecommunications & Information Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce. There, and in his prior position at the Center for Democracy & Technology, Morris was very active on a range of privacy and security issues.

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Preemption: A Balanced National Approach to Protecting All Americans’ Privacy

Adapted from a June 2020 Brookings report, this is the first in a series of Lawfare posts addressing federal privacy legislation. This piece focuses on proposals for federal preemption of state privacy laws, and the next piece will focus on a right for individuals.