Data Security

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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On June 23, 2020, Senators Lindsay Graham, Tom Cotton, and Marsha Blackburn introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, one of the most expansive anti-encryption bills in recent history.  The Bill would amend federal surveillance...

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The British Are Coming . . . and They’re Bringing Their Own Legal Process Starting on July 8, 2020, for the first time, U.S. companies will be receiving binding legal process directly from the UK...

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently gave final approval to a settlement with the Canadian smart locks company Tapplock, Inc. over alleged deceptive practices in the data security context. Tapplock offers Internet-connected, fingerprint-enabled padlocks that interact with...

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We had long predicted that the CCPA’s introduction of statutory damages associated with certain data breaches would make California a popular venue for data breach class action lawsuits. Sure enough, litigants are now raising such...

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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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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has released a new report, entitled Cybersecurity and Resiliency Observations, which stands as their most detailed and comprehensive information security guidance to date....

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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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Key Takeaways: Subject data rights for employee data and business-to-business data were narrowed (for a year). The definition of personal information was clarified; the toll-free number requirement has an exception. The definition of sale remains...

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