Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee

The DATCP Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee was created in Summer 2019 as an effort to facilitate communication across stakeholders and to develop legislation that will address data security and data breach challenges facing consumers and businesses in Wisconsin. The Committee includes state government representatives, business interests, data stakeholders, and advocacy groups. The Committee hopes to achieve this through recommendations based on current Wisconsin law, law and proposed legislation in other states, and industry trends. 


Data Privacy and Security Report


The Department plans for the Committee to conclude its work and issue its final report to the Secretary in Summer 2020.

At the end of deliberations, the Department asks the following objectives have been met:

  • To identify and research possible changes to Wisconsin state law

  • To determine the efficacy of consumer data privacy initiatives

  • To consider how best to protect and secure information received by public and private entities in Wisconsin

  • To determine the business community’s readiness to adopt potential regulatory enhancements

Meeting Materials

October 22, 2019: Open Meeting Notice

November 12, 2019: Open Meeting Notice

December 10, 2019: Open Meeting Notice

January 28,​ 2020: Open Meeting Notice

February 25, 2020: Open Meeting Notice - Cancellation Due to Weather

April 21, 2020: Open Meeting Notice

May 19, 2020: Open Meeting Notice

June 16, 2020: Open Meeting Notice

September 1, 2020: Open Meeting Notice


Lara Sutherlin Op-Ed

Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Report on Data Breaches