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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Comprehensive Data Privacy Law Brings Big Changes to Virginia, but Excludes Employee Personal Data

April 7, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Virginia has joined California as the second state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. On March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) into law. The VCDPA does not go into effect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Google’s use of Java code was fair use, SCOTUS rules in Oracle copyright battle

April 5, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Google did not violate copyright law when it copied a portion of Java programming language for use in its Android platform for smartphones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-2 decision. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the majority […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

US Supreme Court rules Facebook notification messages did not violate telemarketing law

April 2, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Facebook’s notification pop-up messages did not violate the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The court unanimously upheld a narrow definition of an automated dialer, stating that Facebook’s software fell short of […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Supreme Court rules for Facebook in dispute over texts; justices spar over ‘series-qualifier canon’

April 1, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Facebook on Thursday in a dispute over the reach of a law that restricts calls to cellphones made with an “automatic telephone dialing system.” The high court ruled that the provision in the Telephone […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Litigation Breeding Ground: Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act

March 18, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) is alive and well as a potential breeding ground for litigation for tech companies. In the last month, two settlements have been announced in class actions where the plaintiffs alleged violations of BIPA in […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Law’s Far Reaching Impacts

March 12, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Enacted on December 4, 2020, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 (the “IoT Act”) is expected to dramatically improve the cybersecurity of the ubiquitous IoT devices.[1] With IoT devices on track to exceed 21.5 billion by 2025, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor, Privacy

BIPA Bellwether: New U.S. Southern District of Illinois Decision Holds Labor Management Relations Act Preempts Employee BIPA Claims

March 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Welcome back to Vedder Price’s BIPA Bellwether series. As with our TCPA Turnstile, we intend for the BIPA Bellwether to serve as a periodic report on latest developments. Last week, the Southern District of Illinois decided to dismiss the lawsuit […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New ABA ethics opinion addresses professional responsibilities of virtual practice

March 10, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Lawyers can practice law virtually but must ensure that they consider various ethical responsibilities related to the duties of competence, diligence, communication, confidentiality and supervision, according to a new opinion released by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility. Formal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Virginia Governor Signs Consumer Privacy Law

March 9, 2021

Via: SHRM

Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), which will give consumers certain rights to control how their personal data is used beginning Jan. 1, 2023. Virginia is the second state to pass a comprehensive data […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Cybersecurity in 2021: Stopping the madness

March 8, 2021

Via: Info World

Marc Andreessen had it right – software has eaten the world. As a result, the world can be hacked. Just look at the past few months. The SolarWinds caper – the “largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever […]