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Election day in the United States is quite the dramatic event in 2020. We may soon know who will be the President of the United States in the coming years, what the new U.S. Congress will look like, if there might be a chance of federal privacy legislation and an EU-U.S. adequacy deal passing in the coming years, and if California Proposition 24 (the California Privacy Rights Act or “CPRA”) has made the grade. But the election process itself carries privacy implications and of course, there are other privacy developments in the world.
In this week’s episode, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal address political campaigns, the CPRA, China’s new draft data protection law and more. In particular, they highlight the difference between the US and the EU when it comes to determining whether political ideations and opinions are sensitive data. In the US, voter registration polls are quite often public - which offers opportunity for potential election machinations. This year, we have seen non-official ballot boxes, controversy over mail-in ballots with external facing signatures and phone numbers, a high volume of political text messaging, and more.
However, there have been other privacy news lately, such as the proposed law in China. Join us as we discuss these hot topics in privacy in this episode of Serious Privacy along with honor in voting, a la West Wing’s Donna Moss and Jack Reese. Given the impact of the election results, TrustArc is presenting a post-election webinar to address the privacy outcomes in more detail.
- Political Campaign Data Targeting (Washington Post)
- China’s Draft Data Protection Law (IAPP)
- China’s Draft Data Protection Law (Nymity Research & Alerts -for subscribers)
- Facebook memo from Andrew Bosworth, executive at Facebook
- About bots and misinformation
- Article by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Comparing Democratic Distress between the United States and Europe
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