Web Conference: Blurred Regulatory Lines — Privacy, Competition and Consumer Protection Collide

This web conference was a part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit Online 2021.  

Original broadcast date: May 13, 2021

With personal data increasingly representing the currency of digital commerce, the overlap between the regulatory spheres of privacy, consumer protection and antitrust is coming into a sharper focus. Privacy and consumer protection regulators are increasingly taking enforcement action over the same privacy-related conduct. At the same time, privacy considerations have become a subject of increased discussion in mergers involving personal data. In this panel discussion, members of the GPA’s Working Group provided insights into the substantive intersection between privacy, consumer protection and antitrust through an illustration of enforcement cases. They also examined harmonies and tensions across regulatory spheres and offer examples of cross-regulatory collaboration, enforcement outcomes and international best practices.

Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Erika Douglas, Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University
Melanie Drayton, Assistant Commissioner, Regulation and Strategy, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Brent Homan, Deputy Commissioner, Compliance, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Noah Phillips, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner