Kate Flocken and Ty Griffin provide an up-close look at the current state of play for legislation that would create a national privacy/data protection regime. Kate is a senior policy adviser at Allon Advocacy LLC where she works with fintech and financial services companies to help them navigate complex policy issues, and worked for Senator Rob Portman of Ohio (a founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Senate AI caucus). Ty Griffin co-founded Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment tool, in 2012 and is now a managing partner at Financial Venture Studio, which invests in fintech startups.Kate and Ty bring us a real time, close-up look at the legislative landscape from two points of view: Kate's close following of Senate and House legislative proposals and Ty's understanding of how these proposals will impact the fintech and other companies who are seeking to bring technology-based solutions to the marketplace. The legislative landscape on Capitol Hill is fluid and the results of the election will have a big impact on what way Congress decides to go. Further, there are multiple claimants to writing the rules with several congressional committees seeking a role. Even the core principles that will inform any national legislation are still up for debate. This episode provides a snapshot of where we are now and looks ahead at the issues that will need to be resolved if national privacy legislation is to become a reality.
Crossing Party Lines with Fintech Foxes Jon Bouker, Dan Renberg and Kate Flocken of Arent Fox
Barefoot Innovation Podcast
Amidst all the collective angst about our political discourse, I found myself, one afternoon last fall, in a meeting with the leadership team of the government affairs group at the law firm, Arent Fox. One partner, Jon Bouker, is a Democrat. Another, Dan Renberg, is a Republican. And as we talked, they kept making me laugh. Watching them interact, watching them brainstorm together, watching them riff on each other’s points, I realized we could all use a little more of whatever makes them effective. So I asked them to come on the show, along with fintech expert Kate Flocken from the firm’s emerging technologies group, to share with you, our listeners, the secrets of how to get things done in a polarized and partisan environment.