Associate Glenn Graham was a panelist for "Privacy from the State Perspective" at the IAPP Web Conference on January 29, 2015.
States have a keen interest in protecting the privacy interests of consumers and citizens within their jurisdictions and are increasingly active in enacting legislative protections as well as pursuing enforcement actions under state privacy and unfair and deceptive practices acts. In addition, states are entitled to enforce federal privacy laws such as COPPA and HIPAA and are increasingly taking advantage of this right. The panelists described how their offices approach enforcement actions under state and federal law. They provided insights on how these states—and others—have evaluated cases from an enforcement perspective over the past year and what could be coming in 2015.