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Lawfare Article: Limiting Data Broker Sales in the Name of U.S. National Security: Questions on Substance and Messaging

Peter Swire, J.Z. Liang Chair in the Georgia Tech School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, joined Samm Sacks of Yale Law School to write an article on a new executive order issued this week by the White House. The order limits bulk sales of personal data to “countries of concern.” The pair argue that while the order has admirable national security goals, it quite possibly would be ineffective and counterproductive. Swire and Sacks lay out their questions on the substance and the messaging of the order, stating that it reveals a big policy shift.

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