In an op-ed for The New York Times, Citrix Systems Chief Privacy and Digital Risk Officer and Past IAPP Board of Directors Chairman Peter Lefkowitz, CIPP/US, explains why the U.S. needs a federal privacy law. Lefkowitz writes a federal rule would set a consistent set of standards for companies to follow in order to protect user information. “It could address the significant risks posed by the aggregation of consumer profiles, which include racial and economic discrimination and a lack of transparency about how information is collected and used,” Lefkowitz writes. “And a federal law would allow the United States to harmonize its laws with those of other major economies.” Lefkowitz expressed his concerns with the potential inclusion of opt-in consent, limits on the use of artificial intelligence, and a law that “cuts off innovation and economic opportunity.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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