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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

California Attorney General Initiates New Investigative Sweep under the CCPA

February 1, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The California Attorney General on Friday announced a new investigative sweep under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The announcement marks the third year in a row in which the Attorney General’s office has initiated a significant enforcement or regulatory […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Privacy Tip #355 – Avoid Employment Offer Scams

January 26, 2023

Via: LexBlog

In response to a rash of employment offer scams, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a scam alert intended to educate job seekers so they can avoid being victimized. Not only are individuals subject to these scams, but legitimate […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

2023 Privacy and Data Security Preview

January 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

2022 proved to be an historic year for privacy and data security. Connecticut and Utah joined the list of states that have now passed comprehensive data privacy laws, bringing the total to five (5) states. For the first time, federal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

2023 Privacy and Data Security Preview

January 20, 2023

Via: LexBlog

2022 proved to be an historic year for privacy and data security. Connecticut and Utah joined the list of states that have now passed comprehensive data privacy laws, bringing the total to five (5) states. For the first time, federal […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

2023 U.S. Privacy Regulatory Predictions

January 6, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The year 2023 promises to be another big year for privacy. In 2022, regulators focused on AI, dark patterns and aggressive remedies for allegedly deceptive and unfair data practices, such as disgorgement of algorithms developed through ill-gotten data, and these […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Reset in 2023: Effective January 1: What Employers Need to Know About Additional Rights in the California Privacy Rights Act

January 4, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The CPRA heralds a new era of data protection for California residents, and extends protections to California employees, independent contractors, and job applicants (California Personnel). The CPRA imposes penalties up to $7,500 per violation. Some claims can turn into class […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

New Wave of Consumer Privacy Regulation: What Businesses Need to Know

September 30, 2022

Via: National Law Review

For businesses that collect, process, and explore innovative uses of personal information, last month marked a watershed moment in the ongoing evolution of the U.S. regulatory landscape. Cracking down on the cosmetics brand Sephora, California’s attorney general announced the first […]


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

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

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, Employment & Labor

Unanswered Questions on Privacy and Employment from Supreme Court Overturn of Roe v. Wade

July 5, 2022

Via: LexBlog

As the health care industry as a whole comes to grips with the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, here at Reed Smith we have formed a Reproductive […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

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, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

The End of the HR Data Exemption under California law?

June 15, 2022

Via: JD Supra

Unless the California legislature acts soon, the scope of information subject to the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) will include all employee or human resource-related personal information on January 1, 2023. To date, California employers have been obligated to only […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Tip #331 – ACLU Settles Facial Recognition Suit with Clearview AI

May 12, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit against Clearview AI, Inc. (Clearview AI) in March 2020, alleging that it violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by capturing and using billions of individuals’ faceprints without consent. The ACLU […]