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Hello all, and happy Thursday! 

This Thursday, the Osano team is out of the office celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends! To that end, we’ll keep this week’s Privacy Insider short and sweet.    

However, I do want to quickly address a recent Supreme Court decision—specifically, the Court’s decision to overturn the Chevron deference. As a very quick summary, the Chevron deference was a legal framework in which courts deferred to regulatory agencies’ interpretations of ambiguous statutory law. Now, courts are expected to make independent decisions on ambiguous requirements, though they may still consider agency recommendations. 

This has a huge impact on all things related to regulatory compliance, especially at the federal level. But when it comes to data privacy compliance in the U.S., the likely result is a greater focus on state-level regulations and a reduced likelihood of a federal data privacy law. Legislators at the federal level will take more time to pass laws since they’ll need to reduce as much ambiguity as possible, while state legislators will have more freedom to hand off legislative interpretation to agencies like the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA).  

There’s a lot more analysis and discussion to be made on this decision, but we can’t get into sufficient depth in this newsletter. Especially on a holiday! So, to our U.S. subscribers, we hope you’ve enjoyed some well-deserved rest, fireworks, and barbeque. To our international subscribers, we’re sorry for the U.S.-centric content in this week’s newsletter—we’ll be back next week with your regularly scheduled newsletter! 



P.S. Speaking of U.S. data privacy laws, did you know that two state laws just went into effect as of July 1? Texas’s and Oregon’s data privacy laws are now live! 

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