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Mason Weisz

Mason Weisz

Mason helps clients navigate a constantly shifting web of domestic and international laws regulating data collection, marketing, data sharing, computer crime, data security, electronic surveillance, online content, children’s privacy, financial privacy, information management, and other areas of privacy and Internet law. A former web designer, he has extensive experience with issues relating to digital media, new technology and e-commerce.

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Another Privacy Shield Bites the Dust

September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

While not outright eliminating the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, the Swiss Data Protection Authority, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC), announced in a position paper on September 8, 2020 that he no longer considers the Swiss-U.S....

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This article was originally published in the IAPP Daily Dashboard on August 19, 2020. By invalidating the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield but not rejecting wholesale the use of standard contractual clauses to transfer data to the...

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On July 9, 2020, the Italian Data Protection Authority (“Garante”) issued a 16.7 million euro fine against Wind Tre S.p.A., an Italian telecom operator, for a number of unlawful data processing activities related to direct marketing under...

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Today the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled that: The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework (“Privacy Shield”) is no longer a valid mechanism for exportation of personal data from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to...

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The California Attorney General released an update to its proposed California Consumer Privacy Act Regulations, and companies have until 5 pm PT on February 24 to submit comments on this updated draft. ...

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Washington Privacy Act (WPA)

New Push for Washington’s Privacy Bill in 2020

January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Washington state may be leading the charge on privacy legislation in 2020. The state legislature introduced several privacy bills during the first week of its 2020 legislative session, including an updated version of the Washington...

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On October 10, 2019, the California Attorney General issued its notice of proposed rulemaking containing its proposed CCPA Regulations. In many instances, the draft Regulations go beyond simply clarifying existing CCPA provisions and instead set forth new...

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Hawai’i Governor David Ige (D) has vetoed HB702 HD1 SD2, which would have restricted the sale of certain location information. The governor explained that the “lack of clarity in this bill as currently drafted will lead to...

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In the year since the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect on May 25, 2018, companies worldwide have been adapting to the new privacy rules—and EU regulators have also been busy adjusting to the new...

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On March 21, 2019, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar (“Advocate General” or “AG”) of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) issued an opinion in which he recommended that the Court rule that pre-checked boxes...

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