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Professor Jordan Fischer Comments on Data Privacy in New York Times and NBC10

Professor Jordan Fischer

January 11, 2021

Professor Jordan Fischer, an expert on data privacy and cybersecurity, commented on Apple and Facebook’s battle over personal data and about the Russian hack of U.S. government and corporate computer networks.

  • Fischer was quoted in a recent New York Times op-ed on the ongoing struggle between Apple and Facebook regarding personal data and smartphone defaults. Apple’s decision to require iPhone users to opt in to data collection for targeted ads provoked a “Goliath versus Goliath” fight over personal data, according to the New York Times. “What this fight shows is the tremendous value your data has if two multinational corporations are willing to fight over it,” said Fischer. The issue underlying this struggle, according to Fischer, is who has the right to personal data, consumers or companies like Facebook and Google.
  • In an interview with NBC10 on the widespread hacking of U.S. government and corporation networks, Fischer advised caution to anyone who receives calls or emails from people claiming to be from the IRS, Department of Treasury or another federal agency soliciting personal information.

Fischer explores the convergence of the law and technology, researching the practical implications of regional data protection regulations within a backdrop of the global economy. In addition to teaching, she is the Global Privacy Lead at Beckage Law Firm. In her private practice, she focuses on international data privacy and cybersecurity and cross-border data management, with an emphasis in European Union data privacy regulations, the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.