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About Catherine Essig

Catherine Essig

Prior to joining ZwillGen, Catherine was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Formerly, Catherine interned at Facebook where she worked with the state policy department to monitor and analyze issues such as data breach notification laws, decedent accounts, and student privacy. During her time at Harvard Law School, Catherine worked as a student practitioner in the Berkman Center for Internet and Society’s Cyberlaw Clinic and completed a semester-long internship with the Massachusetts State IT Department.

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Note: The California Consumer Privacy Act ballot initiative discussed in this post was withdrawn from the November ballot on June 28, 2018, after the California legislature passed a bill, AB 375, of the same title....

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In its first children’s privacy case involving internet-connected toys, the FTC has received $650,000 from and settled allegations with VTech Electronics, a manufacturer and seller of electronic learning products (ELPs). The FTC alleged that VTech...

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This post has been updated to reflect that the WP29 has since released updated guidance. Most companies handling personal data of EU residents know that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will impose mandatory data...

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