Tanya Forsheit, Al Saikali

Privacy laws in the United States are rapidly evolving, with four comprehensive state laws enacted in the last four years and dozens of additional states seriously considering legislation. Many of the bills currently in play do not align with laws already on the books, and none of the state laws enacted so far are easily harmonized with data protection laws outside the US such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation. What is driving the pace of state privacy law development and why is there such a wide range of approaches to such legislation? Why are some bills failing, in some cases year after year? Why are state legislators not more focused on harmonizing their approaches? This panel will look at what has happened behind the scenes, in California, Florida, and other jurisdictions, and consider the dynamics driving these developments. We will also look to the future, addressing what we can expect to see in the coming months and years.

Tanya Forsheit, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
Alfred J. Saikali, Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Al Saikali
Al Saikali

Shook Hardy & Bacon

Tanya Forsheit

Senior Counsel
The New York Times