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Virtual and Augmented Reality pose unique privacy challenges, and so it’s worth going back to look at the evolution of privacy laws in the United States to see how we got to this point today. There’s also a lot of current discussions for the need for a U.S. Federal Privacy law, which started in early 2018 with the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica, the launching of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). There seems to be pretty widespread, bipartisan consensus on the need for some type of U.S. Federal privacy law, but the issue is both sufficiently complicated with enough sticking points that there isn’t a clear path for what exactly that would look like.

After watching the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing on “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation” on September 23, 2020, I had a chance to talk with Joseph Jerome of Common Sense Media. He’s a privacy and cybersecurity lawyer who has been embedded within the Federal privacy law debates for the past seven years, and he’s also taken an interest in the privacy implications of VR and AR writing about AR mapping implications and privacy controls for VR.

Jerome and I were able to cover an incredible amount of ground within our 90-minute conversation, and I added over 150 show note citations based upon our discussion as he provided a really amazing historical overview of the evolution of privacy policy within the United States. It’s a great primer that I know I’ll be referring to often as I get up to speed in looking at the evolution of privacy law in the United States and beyond.

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Show notes: References of the History of US Privacy Law

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