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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Consumer Reports Releases Model State Privacy Act – More States Introduce Consumer Privacy Legislation

February 25, 2021

Via: National Law Review

This week, Consumer Reports published a Model State Privacy Act. The Consumer advocacy organization proposed model legislation “to ensure that companies are required to honor consumers’ privacy.” The model legislation is similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act, but seeks […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Lawmakers Discuss Mandating Cyberattack Disclosures

February 24, 2021

Via: Lawyer Monthly

During a hearing on the SolarWinds breach, which led to hackers compromising several government and business networks, the Senate Intelligence Committee raised the potential benefits of Congress mandating a notification requirement for victims of cyberattacks. Both ranking members of the […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Legal Pitfalls and Precautions When Returning to In-Person Events in COVID-19 Era

February 17, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As nonprofit and trade associations begin to plan for the eventual return to in-person conferences, we take a look at how some of the discrimination and privacy laws apply to non-employee attendees of an in-person conference. The trove of useful […]


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 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Biometric Privacy Developments

February 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Biometric privacy litigation has exploded in the last several years, with the current hot spot focus in Illinois. Class actions under the Illinois Biometric Information and Privacy Act (“BIPA”) have flooded the Illinois state and federal courts since a January […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Facebook to Counter Apple Privacy Update With Its Own Prompt

February 1, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Facebook Inc. plans to roll out an in-app prompt aimed at educating users about the handling of their data as it battles Apple Inc. over the iPhone maker’s new privacy changes that would require users’ consent to track their behavior […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp retains your data for 90 days, after you delete the application

January 21, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

The recent policy change on the Facebook- owned application has made many people look for other alternatives to communicate. Do you want to delete WhatsApp ? These are some of the things you should know. The messaging platform retains your […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp Delays Rollout of New Privacy Tools After User Backlash

January 15, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

WhatsApp is delaying a controversial update to its privacy policy after backlash from some users over how it would share data with Facebook Inc., which owns the popular messaging service. The company, which has about two billion users, said they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

WhatsApp Privacy Concerns Drive Users to Signal

January 11, 2021

Via: Lawyer Monthly

Following a change in WhatsApp’s stated international privacy policy, which saw the removal of a passage that allowed users to opt out of sharing WhatsApp account information with parent company Facebook, numerous users have begun to switch to other messaging […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Can Target Marketing Withstand Emerging Privacy Regulations? Litigation (and Time) will Tell

January 6, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The world of digital marketing has grown exponentially in the last two decades. In fact, it was estimated that in 2020, despite the global pandemic, approximately $332.84 billion will be spent on digital advertising worldwide.[1] Not surprisingly, sophisticated algorithms (such […]