Reed Freeman, Chelsea Reckell, Maneesha Mithal, Christopher Oswald, Esther Chavez

A flurry of policymaking and enforcement in 2021 will transform the privacy landscape in the United States at both the State and Federal levels.  This session examines the status of state privacy legislation and related enforcement, as well as the specter of federal omnibus legislation and the shape it will take.  The session will also consider the evolving nature of Federal Trade Commission regulation and enforcement under new Democratic leadership in the Biden administration.  The consequences of these policymaking developments at the State and Federal levels are at a rare inflection point in the history of U.S. privacy law and enforcement.  This session will present an overview of current, pending, and expected privacy legislative and regulatory developments in 2021. Additionally, the session will touch upon compliance considerations the newly enacted California Privacy Rights Act, with a focus on the new California Privacy Protection Agency, how regulations and enforcement may change with its establishment, and other unsettled issues.


Reed Freeman, Partner, eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice Group, Venable

Chelsea Reckell, Associate, eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity Practice Group, Venable

Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection

Christopher Oswald, Senior VP, Government Relations, ANA – Association of National Advertisers

Esther Chavez, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Texas

Chelsea Reckell

Privacy Law Group

Christopher Oswald
Christopher Oswald

Sr. VP
ANA – Association of National Advertisers

Esther Chavez

Sr. Assist. Attorney General
Office of the Texas Attorney General

Maneesha Mithal

Wilson Sonsini

Reed Freeman

Partner & Co-Chair, Privacy Group
ArentFox Schiff