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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

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Double Trouble: Why Organisations Need to Consider the Legal Consequences of Ransomware and DDoS Attacks

April 28, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Ransomware attacks are when a type of malware attempts to unlawfully encrypt files on a host computer system rendering them inaccessible and unusable (ICO). Victims of ransomware attacks are asked to pay, often in cryptocurrency, to have the data returned […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

AI and GDPR: A tight affair

April 21, 2022

Via: JD Supra

This time last year, the European Union took a decisive first step in the direction of regulating lawful, safe and trustworthy artificial intelligence technologies by publishing the so-called AI Act—officially known as the “Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonized […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Loan Providers Using Automated Decision-Making Face New Wave of Regulatory Pressure

April 21, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Automated and algorithmic decision-making tools have become run-of-the-mill in everything from loan and apartment applications to employment searches and university acceptances. Such tools provide increased efficiency, accuracy, and customer satisfaction for, among many others, banks and financial institutions. These innovations […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Is all consent created equal? How the different privacy statutes treat the standard for consent.

February 8, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Consent plays a role in almost all modern privacy statutes. In some privacy statutes, like the GDPR, it can function as one of many lawful purposes to process data. In other privacy statutes, like the VCDPA and the CPA, it […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Google Analytics Ruled Unlawful by Austrian Data Protection Authority Under the GDPR and Schrems II Decision

February 3, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In late December, the Austrian Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) ruled that a local Austrian website’s use of Google Analytics—specifically, the sharing of personal data with the U.S.-based provider—violated the privacy protections set forth in the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Austrian DPA Finds Data Transfers Resulting from Analytics Cookie Use to Be in Violation of GDPR Data Transfer Requirements

January 24, 2022

Via: LexBlog

The Austrian data protection authority (the “Austrian DPA”) recently published a decision in a case brought against an Austrian website provider and Google by the non-governmental organization co-founded by privacy activist Max Schrems, None of Your Business (“NOYB”). The Austrian […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

You’ve got mail – applying GDPR principles to leavers’ inboxes (EU)

January 21, 2022

Via: LexBlog

When an employee leaves, it is often a first step for the business that his personal access to their professional mailbox is cancelled as soon as possible (often even during the exit meeting). But most often that mailbox will remain […]


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

New Virginia Privacy Bill

February 16, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Any day now, Virginia will likely become the second state, behind California, to adopt a GDPR-inspired comprehensive data protection law for Virginia residents. What are the main points covered by Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”)? Like Europe’s GDPR and […]


Know Your Rights, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

January 2, 2020

Via: Investopedia

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018 and taking effect on January 1, 2020, gives consumers in California additional rights and protections regarding how businesses may use their personal information.1 The CCPA imposes many obligations on businesses that […]