Episode 15 features Class 4 Fellow Lama Mohammed in conversation with Sophia Baik, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego. They discuss the future of the American Data Protection and Privacy Act (ADPPA) — the United States’ most comprehensive federal privacy legislation to date — and break down the bill, highlighting its significance and the future of the bill when Congress comes back from the August recess.
While the rest of the world responds to the growing ubiquitous nature of technology through its enactment of comprehensive privacy bills, the US has thus far failed to pass federal privacy legislation. Sophia dives into why the ADPPA is such a monumental bill, especially as it relates to protecting civil rights and liberties in the digital era.
Currently, the bill is at risk of failing to pass to the House. Even still, Sophia discusses how to protect our online data and digital identities.
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