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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Colorado Amends Privacy Act to Include Enhanced Biometric Data Requirements

June 12, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The Colorado state legislature recently passed an amendment to the Colorado Privacy Act. The Colorado Privacy Act previously established the third broad data protection law in the U.S., after California and Virginia. The Colorado Privacy Act came into effect July 1, 2023, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Minnesota Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Law

June 4, 2024

Via: JD Supra

To whom does the Minnesota Act apply? The Minnesota Act imposes obligations on “controllers” – individuals or legal entities that determine the purpose and means of processing personal data – who either conduct business in the state of Minnesota or […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Mixing Things Up Like a Certain Ice Cream Maker: Vermont Passes Consumer Data Privacy Law

May 31, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Just past midnight on May 11, 2024, the Vermont Legislature passed H.121, the Vermont Data Privacy Act (VDPA). If signed into law, the VDPA would become the most onerous state comprehensive privacy law in the country. Among other things, the […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Federal Data Privacy Law Good For Online Marketers

May 22, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Federal Data Privacy Bill Introduced with Bipartisan Support Online marketers may be on the verge of finally obtaining a single, unified federal framework for consumer data privacy regulation. In April, a bipartisan coalition, with sponsors in both houses of Congress, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Comes to the Bluegrass State: Kentucky Enacts a Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

May 21, 2024

Via: JD Supra

On April 4, Governor Andy Beshear signed the Kentucky Consumer Data Protection Act (KCDPA), making Kentucky the fifteenth state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. Set to go into effect on January 1, 2026, the KCDPA largely conforms to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

HIPAA Privacy Final Rule: Landmark Changes Related to Reproductive Health Care Information

May 13, 2024

Via: National Law Review

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), and Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a “Final Rule,” HIPAA Privacy Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy, which was published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2024.1 In […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

State Comprehensive Privacy Law Update – May 2024

May 6, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As we move closer to the end of many states’ legislative sessions, a number of comprehensive privacy law proposals continue to work their way through the legislative process. Since our last update, Nebraska became the sixteenth state to enact a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Nebraska Enacts Nebraska Data Privacy Act

April 30, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On April 17, the Nebraska governor signed the Nebraska Data Privacy Act (the “NDPA”) into law. Nebraska is the latest state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation, joining California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Florida, Delaware, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

American Privacy Rights Act – Another Shot at a Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law

April 18, 2024

Via: JD Supra

Will the U.S. finally join most developed nations and pass a comprehensive federal privacy law? Some believe this may be the year that the U.S. does just that. Calls for passage of a comprehensive U.S. federal privacy law have come […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Congressional Leaders Cross the Aisle in Support of Data Privacy Legislation

April 11, 2024

Via: JD Supra

U.S. Senate and House committee chairs took a decisive step toward enacting national data privacy legislation with the release (in draft) of the American Privacy Rights Act (APRA) on March 31. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Is Your Business in Compliance with Washington’s New Data Privacy Statute?

April 9, 2024

Via: National Law Review

Washington’s new data privacy statute, “My Health, My Data Act” (“MHMD” or the “Act”), officially became fully effective on March 31, 2024, for regulated entities under the Act, while small businesses have until June 30, 2024, to comply. The purpose […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Get Your Business Ready for a New Era of Data Privacy Regulations in Oregon

April 5, 2024

Via: JD Supra

The recent enactment of SB 19 (the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act or “OCPA”) will have varying impacts on a large portion of businesses (including nonprofits) operating within Oregon –especially those with websites. For those businesses required to follow the OCPA, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Protection of confidential information in litigation

April 3, 2024

Via: LexBlog

As a general rule, court proceedings and the related documents are open to the public. There is an important reason for that: justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done. But what if that would […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Proposed State Privacy Law Update: March 25, 2024

March 25, 2024

Via: JD Supra

1. What’s New? The big news last week was three bills passing out of a state chamber. In Vermont, Representative Priestley’s H.121 unanimously passed the House on March 22. As we noted last week, this general consumer data privacy bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

State Comprehensive Privacy Law Update – March 2024 #2

March 25, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As we progress deeper into the 2024 legislative session, developments in the comprehensive privacy law arena have continued apace. In the weeks since our last update, New Hampshire formally joined the ranks of states with comprehensive data privacy laws on […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Utah Governor Signs Spate of Privacy Bills into Law

March 20, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Last week, Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox signed three privacy-related bills into law. The bills are focused on, respectively, protection of motor vehicle consumer data, regulations on social media companies with respect to minors, and access to protected health information […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Ensure Responsible Data Use With These 5 Privacy Assessments

March 18, 2024

Via: JD Supra

As your company grows, so do the risks of errors and missteps. Integrating new technologies across different teams and facets of your business brings countless opportunities, but the risk of privacy infringements rises, too. Take AI, for example: Last year, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Next Wave of Privacy Litigation: The Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act

March 14, 2024

Via: LexBlog

Enacted in 1998, Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA) governs the confidentiality and use of genetic testing and genetic information by employers and insurers. The statute was designed to prevent employers and insurers from using genetic testing and information as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Biden Administration to Implement New National Security Rules Targeting Personal Data

March 12, 2024

Via: LexBlog

On February 28, 2024, the Biden administration announced the creation of a new national security regulatory regime that will prohibit or restrict certain transactions involving bulk sensitive US personal data or government-related data and specified “countries of concern.” The Biden […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

EDPB Provides Guidance on Determining Primary Supervisory Authority

February 28, 2024

Via: JD Supra

This month the EDPB shed light on the question of lead supervisory authorities. The issue arose in response to a question late last month from the French supervisory authority. Some background. As most international organizations are aware, GDPR provides for […]