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Overview of 2018 2018 was a watershed year for state privacy and security laws, with several states passing legislation in these areas. The most significant development was the enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act...

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Massachusetts has updated its breach notification law to require credit monitoring services and more prescriptive breach notices to regulators, as well as to strengthen rules for consumer reporting agencies. Governor Charlie Baker signed the legislation...

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The Vermont Data Broker Regulation (“VDBR”) (9 V.S.A. §§ 2430, 2433, 2446–2447) went into effect on January 1, 2019. Therefore, data brokers must register with the Vermont Attorney General by January 31st and comply with...

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The EU’s highest court may be poised to allow Google and other search engines to honor most right-to-be-forgotten requests in a way that impacts only searches from within the EU, i.e., without affecting results for...

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has issued guidelines for avoiding liability under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) for assisting third parties in their violations. These guidelines and a recent CRTC enforcement action are a...

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The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office issued a letter to Google on October 11th demanding that the company answer questions about the recent breach affecting its Google+ network. The NC AG’s inquiry signals that companies...

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced settlements on September 27, 2018 with four companies that the FTC alleged falsely claimed to be EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certified. These settlements with IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC, SmartStart Employment...

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ZwillGen is hiring Summer Legal Interns for summer 2019 and is looking for energetic candidates to apply. ZwillGen is a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology and serving the...

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A federal court has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against an omnichannel marketing company (NaviStone) and three online retailers, holding that the companies’ alleged use of omnichannel marketing technologies did not result in a...

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The FTC has announced a proposed Privacy Shield-related settlement, alleging that a company falsely stated that it was in the process of being certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework because it “did not complete...

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