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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Privacy Rights Act Nudges State Closer to the GDPR

September 22, 2022

Via: LexBlog

After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Tip #344 – Advocacy Groups Urge Senators to Advance Bills Protecting Children’s Data

September 15, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Provider groups and privacy advocates have joined together to put pressure on Congress to pass two bipartisan bills designed to bolster children and teens’ privacy. The Kids Online Safety Act (S. 3663) and the Children and Teens’ Online Privacy Protection […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania Consider Data Privacy Legislation

September 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

State governments are continuing to propose and adopt legislation that requires businesses to implement policies and procedures to ensure privacy rights for consumers. Businesses operating in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania should prepare for the potential dawning of a new day. […]


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No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire on January 1, 2023

September 8, 2022

Via: National Law Review

California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) give consumers substantial rights regarding the disclosure and use of their personal information collected by businesses subject to the law. Significantly, CCPA/CPRA define the term “consumer” to mean […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

No More Exceptions: What to Do When the California Privacy Exemptions for Employee, Applicant and B2B Data Expire

September 7, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) gives consumers increasingly more control over their personal information when collected by businesses subject to the law. We have previously discussed the compliance requirements of these data […]


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Ontario financial regulator issues cybersecurity preparedness guidance for mortgage brokering sector

August 31, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) recently released guidance on cybersecurity preparedness to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive client information in the mortgage brokering sector. The guidance adopts the Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada’s “Cybersecurity Guidance,” which […]


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Google Hit With Privacy Complaint Over Unsolicited Ad Emails

August 24, 2022

Via: Lawyer Monthly

On Wednesday, an Austrian advocacy group, noyb.eu, filed a complaint with France’s data protection watchdog in which it claimed Google has breached an EU court ruling by sending unsolicited advertising emails directly to Gmail users’ inboxes. The group argued that […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Connecticut Will Add More Privacy Requirements

August 10, 2022

Via: SHRM

While the federal government attempts to move forward with a more uniform national law, Connecticut joined California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia in passing a comprehensive consumer privacy law. The legislation, signed by Connecticut’s governor in May 2022, will take effect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act Is Now on the House Floor. How Has It Changed?

August 4, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The Commerce and Energy Committee has voted to send the American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA) to the House, but not without some changes. For the changes in the AINS (Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute), see my […]


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Federal Court Stays Suit Implicating Accrual of Claims Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

July 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Last week, an Illinois federal district court granted the defendant’s motion to stay in Stegmann v. PetSmart, No. 1:22-cv-01179 (N.D. Ill.). The case implicates the evolving law surrounding the scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and a […]


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CPPA Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

July 11, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On July 8, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board (CPPA, Agency or Board) announced the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which begins the 45-day comment period for the draft regulations. As we previously reported, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Oman Personal Data Protection Law

July 6, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Royal Decree 6/2022 promulgating the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) was issued in February 2022. The PDPL comes into force on 13 February 2023. The new law follows the global trend of increased adoption of dedicated general data protection laws, […]


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House and Senate Release a Bipartisan U.S. Federal Privacy Bill

June 15, 2022

Via: National Law Review

On June 3, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Chair Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ranking Member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) released a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, […]


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What is the American Data Privacy and Protection Act?

June 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On Friday, June 3, 2022, a bipartisan group of lawmakers published a discussion draft for the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act (the “ADPPA”). The ADPPA is a draft bill that has yet to be introduced in the U.S. […]


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To Clarify the Meaning CCPA, CPPA Issues Initial Statement of Reasons for New Regs

June 9, 2022

Via: JD Supra

“Businesses, service providers, and contractors are to comply with not just the letter of the (California Consumer Privacy Act), but the spirit of the law.” That is according to a new Initial Statement of Reasons issued by the California Privacy […]


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Maybe This Time : Federal Government Proposes the American Data Privacy and Protection Act

June 8, 2022

Via: LexBlog

On Friday, June 3, 2022, the Senate and House released a draft of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, (ADPPA), a watershed privacy bill that would introduce a federal standard. Currently, a hodgepodge of industry-specific and state laws make […]


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An Overview of Data Privacy Regulations and the Consequences of Non-Compliance

June 6, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The emergence of data protection laws has given greater meaning to how customers and businesses view consent in the context of collecting personal data from consumers. In recent years, regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California […]


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California Privacy Protection Agency Posts Preliminary Proposed Regulations

June 6, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The California Privacy Protection Agency Board (the “CPPA Board”) announced on May 27, 2022, that it would hold a public meeting on June 8 to discuss, among other things, a set of detailed proposed regulations to “Implement, Interpret, and Make […]


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Data Breach Class Action Against Radiology Companies Dismissed for Lack of Standing

May 27, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Last week, New York federal judge Vincent L. Bricetti dismissed a data breach class action against Northeast Radiology PC (northeast) and Alliance HealthCare Services (Alliance) because the plaintiffs failed to allege a cognizable injury. In July 2021, Jose Aponte II […]


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Florida law banning social media censorship is likely unconstitutional, 11th Circuit says

May 24, 2022

Via: ABA Journal

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked parts of a Florida law that prevent social media companies from banning political candidates, deprioritizing political messages or censoring content by journalistic enterprises. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Atlanta ruled […]