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A consumer privacy ballot initiative that would create new rights for consumers and affirmative obligations for businesses that collect, sell, and/or disclose consumers’ personal information is likely to appear on California ballots in November. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) gives California consumers the right to request what personal information a business...

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The California Supreme Court has answered another long-outstanding Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) question, this time about the contours of the lawful consent exception in 18 U.S.C. § 2702(b)(3). In Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, 417 P.3d 725, 744 (Cal. 2018), the court concluded that electronic communication service providers must produce “publicly configured” data in...

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Webinar: When is it Okay to Use Alt Data?

May 18, 2018 by Marc Zwillinger

As the use of alternative data grows in popularity, firms should ensure they are leveraging this information in a way that does not violate insider trading, privacy, or market manipulation regulations. In Cordium’s webinar, When is it Okay to Use Alt Data?, Marc Zwillinger and Alexandra Fulk, Vice President of Cordium’s compliance consulting division, will cover:...

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April showers bring May flowers – and pro-clickwrap case law. Two courts upheld mandatory arbitration provisions to force putative class actions out of court. The Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed a ruling upholding an arbitration provision presented to users as they registered for an event. In Pazol v. Tough Mudder, Inc., the registration website required users...

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The Supreme Court has opened the door for the expansion of legal sports gambling, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), 28 U.S.C. § 3701, et seq., as unconstitutional. Passed in 1992, PASPA had prohibited states from, among other things, authorizing, licensing, or operating sports gambling (with narrow exceptions that grandfathered in states...

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One Month Till GDPR! Seven Insights and Predictions

Apr 25, 2018 by Melissa Maalouf, Mason Weisz, Jon Frankel, Ken Dreifach, Kandi Parsons, Anna Hsia, Alexei Klestoff, Marci Rozen, Allison Bender, Michelle Anderson and Austin Mooney

Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to multi-nationals and that cross a wide variety of industries, we have gleaned many insights about the GDPR compliance process. This...

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