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Security Week: New Federal Data Privacy Bill Introduced by Marco Rubio

Dr. Abdulrahman Kaitoua
January 19, 2019

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Acceptto CEO, Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, gives feedback on the new proposed Federal Data Privacy Bill in an interview with Kevin Townsend at SecurityWeek.

“While we should celebrate our federal government’s attention to this global challenge,” Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, CEO at Acceptto told SecurityWeek, “it is worth stressing that the Privacy Act of 1974 guardrails are not sufficient and may not be the right framework for two core reasons: firstly, the validity of exemptions in 2020 compared to 1974; and secondly, the reality that the boundary-perimeter of our world has changed significantly in the last four decades.”

Shahidzadeh, like Sahai, believes a better framework would be Europe’s GDPR  — and this raises a further point. American companies trading with Europe will have to comply with the Privacy Shield operating between the EU and the U.S. This in turn means that these companies will have to offer privacy comparable to GDPR.

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