Explainer Episode 11 – GDPR Compliance and Cybersecurity Concerns

In this episode, Ashley Baker and Neil Chilson discuss the implications for data security under recently-enacted privacy laws. Although data privacy regulations may shield your data from companies that seek to use it for commercial purposes, certain legal requirements found in these regulations can leave your sensitive information vulnerable to bad actors. Strict data privacy rules such as California’s CCPA and the European Union’s GDPR may be exploited by hackers and others who wish to gain access to someone’s personal information. Baker and Chilson discuss data security considerations for privacy laws, the importance of defining and addressing consumer harms, and why lawmakers should prioritize cybersecurity over data privacy.

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Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy

Committee for Justice


Neil Chilson

Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation

Charles Koch Institute


Cyber & Privacy

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