Mary J. Hildebrand contributes to Law360’s roundup of 2020 predictions for privacy and cybersecurity law by thought leaders in the field. She says that recent data protection laws like California's Consumer Privacy Act and the EU’s GDPR, where “companies' ability to use and disclose data is … determined by the nature of the rights granted to them by the user or owner of the data,” contribute to the growing trend of viewing data as a “separate asset class with a new and rapidly emerging legal framework around it.” (subscription required to access article)