APRA (American Privacy Rights Act) Explained

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May 15, 2024

In this episode of the Data Defenders Forum, hosts Bart Farrell and Sylvain Kalache sit down with privacy and regulatory compliance expert Patty Tehrani, also known as Policy Patty to discuss the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA).

The proposed federal privacy law aimed to unify the patchwork of state privacy laws in the United States. Patty shares her insights on the implications of APRA, its enforcement mechanisms, and practical steps businesses can take to prepare for this significant regulatory shift.

Key takeaways:

1. Importance of Education and Awareness: Companies should educate their teams about the APRA and its implications. Awareness training ensures that everyone understands the upcoming regulatory landscape and is prepared for compliance.

2. Assess Current Practices: Organizations should review their data privacy practices to identify gaps and areas needing improvement to align with APRA’s requirements, even before the final legislation is passed.

3. Understand Enforcement and Compliance: Familiarize with the enforcement mechanisms proposed which will be overseen by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).