January 2022 | Vol. 27 No.1
by Peter Ferrell, Government Relations Manager on Cybersecurity and Data Policy, NEMA
NEMA’s ongoing industrywide strategic initiative (SI) on Digitalization seeks to examine the interaction between the growing adoption of automated decision-making (via artificial intelligence), data privacy, cybersecurity, and public policy.
One directive of the SI is to compare two prominent data privacy regimes, Europe’s General Data Privacy Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act. These laws have greatly expanded in their scope and authorities since they were enacted in 2018. Other countries have adopted data privacy rules and a few U.S. states have enacted—and many more are currently considering—rules of their own. Predictably, the cultural, political, and economic influences behind these laws have created confusion and conflict in their interpretation and implementation.
The Digitalization SI is directly linked to NEMA’s congressional and state advocacy in the data privacy space. To help members have a baseline understanding on where the public policy debate around privacy currently stands heading into 2022, the NEMA Cybersecurity Council invited Kelly Bastide with Venable LLC to provide insight and perspective at its recent meeting:
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NEMA’s revamped Cybersecurity Council Government Relations Committee invites you to review these resources as it seeks to elevate the electroindustry’s voice in both data privacy and cybersecurity policy, as well as fulfill other directives set forth in the Digitalization SI.
For more information, visit NEMA’s new Cybersecurity and Data Privacy advocacy page:
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Advocacy
Or contact Peter Ferrell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Manager, Connectivity and Data Policy