January 28 is recognized around the world as Data Privacy Day, a day to raise awareness and promote privacy. In last year’s Data Privacy Day Review, we talked about the increasing complexity and uncertainty triggered by “the legal, regulatory, ethical and business issues associated with privacy and data security,” but we did not predict how the pace of change would accelerate in 2022, nor how the sources of uncertainty would multiply. Last year, across the globe, and from city councils to national capitals, privacy, data security, and cybersecurity issues were at the forefront: from Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and proposed federal privacy legislation, to the announcement of a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework between the U.S. and EU and other developments in the global privacy landscape.
Against this backdrop, we see Data Privacy Day 2023 as an opportunity to look ahead at the major issues that businesses, policymakers, and regulators are likely to face in the coming months. If 2023 is anything like 2022, it will be quite a journey—we look forward to taking it with you.
Laura E. Jehl and Daniel K. Alvarez
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