As Joe Biden settles into his presidency, lawmakers are hinting at legislation that could influence privacy standards. Just this month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a robust state privacy law that Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., praised as “an important first step in providing vital privacy protections to Virginians." Many believe national standards could follow.

Omer Tene, vice president and chief knowledge officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), expects 2021 to be a robust year for privacy, as the U.S. negotiates new Privacy Shield regulations with the European Union, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moves toward a more aggressive agenda and global developments, especially versus China, leverage U.S. cyber diplomacy.

How might the U.S. approach to privacy change under the Biden Administration?

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