Virginia’s influential, pro-business privacy model; and Amex’s co-branding deals face Dutch scrutiny

25 March 2022 00:00

Duration: 20:18

With privacy laws now being considered by lawmakers in many of the US’s 50 states, Virginia appears to have become the leading alternative to California — that is, Virginia’s business-friendly privacy laws offering a model in stark contrast with California’s stricter approach to enforcement. Now, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act is becoming a blueprint for other state-based privacy legislation, with Utah the most recent jurisdiction to follow the Virginian lead. Also on today’s podcast: Fees charged by credit-card companies are back in the news in Europe. Why the Netherlands’ highest court is reviewing Amex’s co-branding deals and questioning whether they too should be subject to an EU-wide cap on credit-card fees.

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