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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.

Privacy

Global Privacy Law

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that this is an interconnected world. For those who have time on their hands, and want to gird themselves for some of the major global privacy policy issues that are likely to recur, the Third Edition of Cohen & Kropf’s “US Government Guide to Global Sharing of Personal Information,” is now out. You can order a digital copy or, if you prefer, buy the hardcopy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Encryption

Child Exploitation and the Future of Encryption

On Sept. 28, the New York Times published a harrowing, in-depth investigative story on the prevalence of child pornography on the internet. The piece describes a staggering increase in the number of reports to the federal National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) flagging child sexual abuse imagery online from an already-high one million in 2014 to an almost unfathomable 18.4 million in 2018—an increase of almost 1,750 percent in just four years.

Privacy

Three Things to Remember from Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Decisions

Europe’s highest court issued two huge rulings on Sept. 25 regarding the implementation of the EU’s “Right to Be Forgotten.” Both decisions involve a long-standing dispute between Google and France’s data authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL); both have considerable implications for the cross-border regulation of the internet.

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