NSI Law and Policy Paper – Privacy Regulation and Unintended Consequences for Security

This NSI Law and Policy Paper:

  • Describes the federal urgency to act in response to public concern and the rapid global and domestic expansion of comprehensive privacy regulation.
  • Evaluates the implications privacy regulation can have for data protection and beneficial security activities.
  • Argues that AI, biometrics, and certain data categories are all critical to security innovations and activities and must be protected in privacy regulation.
  • Provides actionable recommendations to ensure privacy regulation appropriately balances individual rights with security.

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About the Authors:

Megan Brown is an NSI Senior Fellow and Associate Director for Cybersecurity.  She is also a partner at Wiley Rein LLP.  Prior to joining Wiley, Ms. Brown served in the Department of Justice as Counsel to two U.S. Attorneys General.

James B. Burchfield is an NSI Visiting Fellow.  He is a partner at Williams & Jensen PLLC and also serves as a professional staff member for the House Committee on Small Business.