Brandy Walsh

Data Privacy Attorney at Acxiom

Brandy Walsh is the Data Ethics Privacy Attorney at Acxiom. In her time at Acxiom, Walsh has held a broad range of responsibilities from the negotiation of data acquisition and commercial contracts to the development of code for Acxiom’s identity resolution products. She is responsible for assisting the Chief Data Ethics Officer in privacy-related legislative interpretation; privacy impact assessments; and data sourcing resolution. Walsh graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law, cum laude, in 2015. She is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Colorado. She holds the IAPP’s CIPP/US, CIPT, and Privacy Law Specialist designations. She has two patents pending related to Acxiom intellectual property.

WATCH LIVE: December 9 @ 12:40PM – 1:10PM ET

Data Privacy Law: An Unexpected Evolution

Data privacy is an important component of data science and technology, generally. Prior to ingesting business, employee, or consumer data, it is important to ensure the appropriate legislative implications have been considered.

From GDPR to CCPA, and countless consumer privacy-related bills in between, enforceable privacy legislation has shifted dramatically over the past several years. In the United States, however, consumers’ expectations of privacy have humble beginnings. For decades, legislators, attorneys, and consumers have worked together to craft privacy rights out of an otherwise silent Constitution. We are currently in a delicate equilibrium. As we progress into the privacy unknown, we must continue to balance economic and business necessities with consumer rights. In order to do so effectively, we must first understand where privacy, as a legal concept, originates.

This interactive and informative session will explore the evolution of privacy law, by tracing privacy’s origin through landmark Supreme Court decisions, legislation, and social trends that shaped the world of data privacy we know today. It will provide an update on global legislation related to data use, as well as a glimpse into the potential impact of pending privacy legislation on data processing technologies.