State AGs: The Most Important Regulators in the U.S.?
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.December 4, 2013
The last year was an eventful one in the area of data and online privacy, with more laws, more enforcement actions and generally increased attorney general scrutiny. Given that we are not likely to see federal preemption of state authority in this area anytime soon—and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is encouraging state action on data privacy—it remains critical that privacy professionals expand their focus beyond the FTC and data protection authorities to consider AGs, who are rapidly becoming the most important data privacy regulators around, write Divonne Smoyer, CIPP/US, and Aaron Lancaster, CIPP/US. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Smoyer and Lancaster look back at 2013 to make predictions for the year ahead.