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United States Privacy Digest | Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, April 19, 2019 Related reading: FTC-Facebook settlement to include board-level privacy oversight

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Greetings from Portsmouth, New Hampshire!

It was another busy week here at IAPP headquarters as we gear up for our Global Privacy Summit in Washington. This one's shaping up to be ... yes, you guessed it ... our biggest one ever. Hopefully, you've purchased your ticket already, because space is limited, and seats are going quickly. For those who are attending, don't hesitate to say "hi" if you see me. I'd love to connect and hear about what you're up to. 

Clearly, we're not the only ones who are busy. I think it's safe to say that the privacy profession as a whole, and especially here in the U.S. right now, is frantically working with all the operational, compliance, technological and legal challenges that are required day-in and day-out. 

Knowing that everyone is so busy, we're always tinkering with ways to present you with content that is easy to consume (or in-depth, if you need it that way). That's why for years we've published short news summaries in our Daily Dashboard and weekly, regional newsletters. But we also realize that sometimes even those are too much. Maybe you just need a quick-hit, what's-big-in-privacy-news-this-week content. 

To help, we're offering up the week's top-five most-read stories each Friday. I include mention of that here, not only to introduce you to our weekly recap, but also because this week's top-five most-read stories all involve U.S. privacy developments. 

There was clearly lots of interest in Sen. Ed Markey's proposed "Privacy Bill of Rights Act." But not far behind were two resources on frequently asked questions about the CCPA and a comparison table of U.S. state comprehensive privacy laws. For the former, IAPP Senior Privacy Fellow Caitlin Fennessy focused on FAQs related to CCPA compliance for companies that are already GDPR compliant. For those interested, there are some super-practical answers in her post. Westin Privacy Fellow Mitchell Noordyke has been diligently tracking all things U.S. privacy law and, this week, offered a comparison table focusing only on comprehensive state privacy laws. We'll continue to update this chart as more comprehensive bills come forth. 

It was also yet another busy week for Privacy Advisor Editor Angelique Carson as she posted not one, but two, podcasts, the first of which was a special edition podcast with Jay Edelson on his firm's big $925 million privacy class-action win last Friday. For those going to Summit in a couple of weeks, she'll continue the conversation with Jay, along with Doug Meal, in a follow-up live podcast. A not-to-be-missed conversation for sure. 

Last Friday, we also featured a write-up from the DAA's Lou Mastria, who highlighted the self-regulatory work of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Coming off their 100th public compliance action, Lou described what goes into these self-regulatory activities, arguing that it's a "tested and proven approach to managing safeguards in dynamic marketplaces." 

OK, that's enough from me for now, but in the meantime, hopefully you get a bit of time to relax before next week's onslaught.

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