The Need for Privacy Rights in the US – Privacy and Digital Rights for All


Start at: 8:30 am.   Ends at: 12:30 pm.

The Elliott School of International Affairs – GWU, City View Room, 7th Floor
George Washington University, City View Room, 1957 E St. NW, Washington, DC

A Forum on the Need for Privacy and Data Protection Laws in the U.S. – How should the U.S. approach data and privacy protection?

More than 100 nations have enacted comprehensive data protections laws, but the U.S. is not one of them. Policymakers have yet to agree on how to protect personal data, how to give consumers better controls and protections over their personal data, what responsibilities corporations should have to protect data and privacy, and how best to enforce such protections.

This forum will explore how the U.S. should approach data and privacy protection. The event will begin with three Ted-style presentations covering the realities of digital life, followed by a fireside chat with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). It will conclude with a dynamic audience debate in response to questions asked by the moderator.

The full programme can be found here.

If you should have any questions, please contact Alexandra Graziano (