US Federal Privacy


US Federal Privacy Topic Page

Here, you can find the IAPP’s collection of coverage, analysis and resources related to federal privacy in the United States. The IAPP Resource Center also includes a “US State Privacy” topic page.

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Global AI Governance Law and Policy: US

US Institutions Privacy Stakeholder Map

Ceiling or floor? State law preemption and preservation in U.S. federal privacy bills

Big questions for small businesses in the American Privacy Rights Act

Understanding ‘sensitive covered data’ under the APRA discussion draft

The American Privacy Rights Act: Privacy leaders’ preview

US federal AI governance: Laws, policies and strategies

Proposed American Privacy Rights Act clears US House subcommittee

Unpacking the shift toward substantive data minimization rules in proposed legislation

Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act

The American Privacy Rights Act’s definition of covered data

FISA Section 702’s Reauthorization Era

How the proposed APRA could impact AI

Major trends in US cybersecurity law and policy

US House subcommittee kicks off draft American Privacy Rights Act consideration

A window into proposed APRA from lead US Senate drafter

IAPP GPS 2024: Chopra discusses CFPB’s privacy initiatives

Stakeholders react to draft American Privacy Rights Act

New draft bipartisan US federal privacy bill unveiled

US OMB lays the groundwork for federal AI usage with memo

A new era of US privacy policy? National security restrictions on personal data transactions

US executive order will address brokers’ sensitive data transfers to ‘countries of concern’

Still growing up: Top takeaways from the FTC’s proposed COPPA rule update

Waiting for certainty: When a comprehensive national privacy law is not coming

NIST cybersecurity center expands privacy efforts

With AI, FTC vows not to repeat privacy mistakes

US NSF launches AI research compendium project with industry backers

The truth about privacy: The FTC’s stance on accuracy as a privacy interest

FTC seeks to bridge gaps with proposed COPPA rulemaking

US Congress unveils bipartisan FISA Section 702 reform legislation

US policymakers, regulators discuss future of AI regulation at AIGG

White House rolls out comprehensive executive order on AI

Bipartisan consensus in US privacy lawmaking

Scope of the draft American Data Privacy and Protection Act

PCLOB report further divides FISA Section 702 reauthorization talks

The Kids Are All Rights: The Conflict between Free Speech and Youth Privacy Laws

US lawmaker introduces Federal Cybersecurity Vulnerability Reduction Act

Poll: Americans want federal regulation of AI

US Senate committee advances children’s privacy bills

A guide to the attorney general’s finding of ‘reciprocal’ privacy protections in EU

The Snowden disclosures, 10 years on

Schumer outlines comprehensive US blueprint for AI regulation

Assessing the Snowden revelations 10 years later

Catching up with the co-author of the White House Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

US senators reintroduce COPPA 2.0

House subcommittee hearing reiterates need for federal privacy legislation

US reps. reintroduce Online Privacy Act

Main stage: Alvaro Bedoya (IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023)

IAPP GPS 2023: FTC’s Bedoya sheds light on generative AI regulation

The Rise of Prescriptive Technical Safeguards in FTC Settlements

White House announces National Cybersecurity Strategy

US House lawmakers keep federal privacy legislation top of mind

A short history of privacy in US State of the Union addresses

Report offers suggestions for updating US CMPPA

White House executive order brings EU-US data flow deal closer to finish line

The EU-US Data Privacy Framework: A new era for data transfers?

Twitter whistleblower testifies before US Senate Judiciary Committee

Pelosi opposes proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act, seeks new preemption compromise

The FTC’s privacy rulemaking: Risks and opportunities

Reframing data privacy

What’s next at the FTC?

US House committee showcases federal privacy momentum, opportunity

What does the newest U.S. privacy bill mean for cybersecurity?

Understanding the scope of the draft American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Negotiating privacy: Bipartisan agreement on US privacy rights in the 117th Congress

US lawmakers unveil bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Distilling the essence of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act discussion draft

We’re so close to getting data loyalty right

A View From DC: If Federal Privacy Passed, What Would It Look Like?

The Constitutional Right To Privacy

Leaked Roe v. Wade opinion sparks right-to-privacy concerns

What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s US Supreme Court appointment could mean for privacy

US cybersecurity director on how government can form new social contract with tech industry

Microsoft’s Smith implores US to keep pace in global privacy conversation

FTC Chair Lina Khan anticipated to share privacy vision

Biden’s State of the Union remarks put children’s privacy front and center

Key data security insights from FTC CafePress settlement

US House subcommittee talks proposed surveillance ad ban, Big Tech accountability

FTC Privacy Rulemaking – The Steps to Get There

FTC takes steps toward privacy, AI rulemaking

Australia, US reach crime data sharing agreement

Senate committee talks need for FTC resources, federal privacy law

2021 Proposed Comprehensive US Privacy Legislation

Study: Americans want government to prioritize data security, privacy

Privacy bills in the 117th Congress

Standing issues in U.S. privacy class actions

Rep. DelBene on what it will take to pass US privacy legislation

From the Filing Cabinet to the Cloud: Updating the Privacy Act of 1974

April Doss on US surveillance, global data flows and Big Tech after the Russia investigation

Protect consumer privacy: Repeal GLBA’s privacy provisions

COPRA and CDPA: Similarities, Gray Areas and Differences

Tracking the politics of US privacy legislation

Former US privacy officials say ‘not so fast’ on federal law

What is a robocall, anyway?

US Senate grapples with how to regulate AI

Consensus and Controversy in the Debate Over US Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Guide to the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act