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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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As the current shutdown of the federal government passed the one-month mark, the strain on workers affected by the shutdown is reaching a crisis level. The severe financial impact on the country has been reported,...

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At the beginning of year, House and Senate members of Colorado’s General Assembly introduced the Colorado Digital Token Act (“CDTA”). The bill exempts digital token issuers who market tokens primarily for consumptive purposes (e.g., to...

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DOJ Reverses Course on the Wire Act

January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a surprisingly result-oriented analysis, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has reversed its view on the scope of the Wire Act, declaring that the Wire Act is not limited to sports gambling. The opinion authored...

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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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2018 was a big year for information security and data privacy. The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became effective and helped bring greater awareness to the handling of personal data while several U.S. states...

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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 Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently announced a $388,000 settlement with the founder of EtherDelta, a digital “token” trading platform, for operating an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange. This is the first enforcement action of its...

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