Spring 2019

Strategic Goals and Mechanisms of the GDPR and CCPA

Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:00 pm2:45 pm PDT

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Chris Hoofnagle (UC Berkeley)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are the most consequential developments in information policy in a generation. In this talk, I will explain their strategic goals and the most interesting mechanisms these instruments use to create incentives and disincentives, to structurally strengthen some relationships while disadvantaging others, and to create privacy markets.