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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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While many companies are struggling to make sense of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (see our prior posts here and here) and roll out their CCPA compliance programs, the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee...

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Our 2019 Kiawah Island Retreat

April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

We traveled back to Kiawah Island for a weekend of warm weather, reflection, and fun. Our retreat featured plenty of brainstorming, the Z-Mazing Race, kayaking, painting, and unexpected (but much enjoyed!) karaoke. You can see photos...

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The SEC has issued a “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets” (the ‘Framework’) that provides the Division of Corporation Finance’s guidance on how to evaluate whether digital assets are “investment contracts,” which are a...

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In announcing the largest fine ever issued by the FTC for COPPA violations, the FTC also signaled a potential shift in the breadth of COPPA applicability—shedding light on factors that might make an app with...

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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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