While the year began with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) going into effect, it ended with a whole new California privacy regulation in the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). And in between—well, with keeping data private as workers moved remote, the Schrems II decision putting cross-border data transfer into flux, and politicians debating social media data, there was a whole lot of talk about other privacy issues.

That talk isn’t likely to die down in 2021. In fact, attorneys and legal technologists alike think that more states and perhaps the U.S. government could visit privacy laws similar to California—though not everybody’s in agreement that’s a sure thing. Here’s what they predict about the future of privacy regulation and more.

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