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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

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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

FTC Enforcement Highlights the Importance of Preserving Privacy in AI Development: How to Avoid AI Model Destruction

May 5, 2022

Via: National Law Review

The success of an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm depends in large part upon trust, yet many AI technologies function as opaque ‘black boxes.’ Indeed, some are intentionally designed that way. This charts a mistaken course. Trust in AI is engendered […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Fourth Circuit Rules on Data Privacy and Trade Secret Claims Brought in Context of Former Employee/Employer Dispute

April 26, 2022

Via: National Law Review

While “data privacy litigation” may immediately conjure up ideas of data breaches or biometrics, data privacy also extends to sensitive or corporate information—and a recent ruling out of the Fourth Circuit handed down a significant precedent with respect to trade […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

The Rise Of Influencer Marketing: How To Protect Your Company’s Liability

April 19, 2022

Via: Lawyer Monthly

According to mediakix.com, there are between 3.2 million and 27.8 million influencers on Instagram, YouTube, and/or TikTok who profit by posting their “opinions” on products. Influencer marketing is now a $13.8 billion global industry. One reason influencer marketing has become […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

How do the CPRA, CPA & VCDPA treat opt-out signals?

March 10, 2022

Via: JD Supra

This is the sixth post in our ten-part weekly series comparing key provisions of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). With the operative dates of these laws drawing near, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Privacy Continues to be Top of Mind Issue With President Biden’s State of the Union Address and Movement on FTC Nominee Today

March 3, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Data privacy is going to continue to be a top of mind issue going into Q2 2022, as seen by developments this week. Specifically, President Biden’s State of the Union address explicitly referenced concerns related to children’s privacy. Additionally today […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Employers Take Heed: Follow Illinois Biometric Privacy Rules or Risk a Losing Battle

February 16, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Employers in Illinois who collect, use, or retain their employees’ biometric data—personal information such as fingerprints or facial or voice recognition—need to be aware of a recent legal development. As we have explained before, Illinois was the first state to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

How do the CPRA, CPA, and VCDPA treat sensitive personal information?

February 16, 2022

Via: LexBlog

This is the fourth article in our ten-part weekly series comparing key provision of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). With the operative dates of these laws drawing near, […]