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Douglas Gansler Quoted in Law360 Article, "Uber Privacy Pact Shows New Enforcement Role for State AGs"

Douglas F. Gansler

Douglas Gansler was quoted in Allison Grande's Law360 article, "Uber Privacy Pact Shows New Enforcement Role for State AGs," on January 11, 2016. 

“Attorneys general are increasingly getting into the privacy space,” Buckley Sandler LLP partner and former Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler said. “The Uber settlement is going to be the kind of thing that happens more often than not now going forward.”

In stepping in where the FTC has either failed or refused to act, state regulators bring with them the added boost of breach notification and other state-specific consumer protection laws, attorneys noted.

State attorneys general began to put a greater emphasis on privacy enforcement in 2012, when Gansler chose to make protecting online privacy the focus of his one-year term as president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

“That yearlong conversation really opened up the discussion and helped state attorneys general start to establish relationships with federal partners, and that’s increasingly been the case since,” Gansler said Monday. “It’s an area that has been very ripe for state attorneys general and is only going to continue to grow.”

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