Contributor: Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US

Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, is a Washington, DC-based partner in Dickstein Shapiro’s State Attorneys General Practice, where she advises clients on a wide range of legal matters, including cybersecurity and data privacy issues. She has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the country’s top attorneys in her field. Smoyer has extensive experience counseling major corporations through government investigations and litigation, as well as private litigation. Divonne can be found on Twitter @DivonneSmoyer.


Think the FTC Is the De Facto U.S. Data Protection Authority? State AGs May Have Something To Say

By Divonne Smoyer

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has understandably been the focus of much attention in the data privacy world. The FTC is considered by many to be the primary U.S. data privacy regulator, and this blog has gone so far as calling the FTC the U.S.’s de facto data protection authority (DPA). We respectfully disagree. The FTC is facing unprecedented challenges, while state attorneys general...

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