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Rep. Suzan DelBene joins Jerry Buckley on privacy podcast

Jerry Buckley, a founder of Buckley LLP and co-host of the U.S. National Privacy Legislation podcast, interviewed U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) about legislation she recently introduced that would provide a national privacy framework for consumer data and ultimately give the U.S. a more prominent voice in the global conversation about privacy and data protection policies.

Rep. DelBene, a former technology entrepreneur and co-chair of the Women’s High Tech Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced the first major privacy legislation in the 117th Congress, the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act. Her website describes HR 1816 as a “federal comprehensive consumer data protection bill that will put people back in control of their data, require companies to issue their privacy policies in clear language, and establish strong enforcement mechanisms to protect all Americans.”

She appeared on episode 27 of the weekly podcast produced by the Association for Data and Cyber Governance, and moderated by Buckley and Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk.  

“Privacy really is an issue of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights — and we are behind,” Rep. DelBene said on the podcast. “Right now, we have no policy in our country to protect our most sensitive personal information. There is no federal standard. We’ve seen states understandably going at this on their own given the lack of federal action, but I’m very concerned that that creates an unworkable patchwork of laws, and in the end, does not protect everyone across our country.”

National privacy consultancy PrivacyPlan recently rated the U.S. National Privacy Legislation podcast the top privacy podcast among the 97 it currently tracks. The podcast recently aired its 28th episode and has been downloaded over 3,300 times in more than 10 countries in North America, Europe, and Asia. The podcast series, which explores the ongoing consideration of a possible federal data privacy regime, has covered topics including potential federal preemption of state privacy legislation, EU’s Schrems II decision, the nexus between privacy and cybersecurity, and the role played by financial regulators. 

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