Privacy

Following an extensive investigation, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a settlement with Google and its subsidiary YouTube for the largest-ever civil penalty for violations under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) – $136 million...

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement and consent decree with email receipt management company Unroll.me, a subsidiary of Slice Technologies, Inc. Unroll.me offered a service that helped users unsubscribe from unwanted subscription emails and consolidate...

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Following a breach affecting 145 million consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Equifax for up to $700 million, the largest ever for a data breach. In the same action, Equifax also settled with...

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New York has updated its breach notification and data security law, expanding the definition of a data breach and imposing detailed reasonable security requirements, among other changes. The amendment also adds a number of new...

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Following a yearlong investigation triggered in part by the Cambridge Analytica incident, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a much anticipated settlement with Facebook, Inc. The Commission determined that the company violated its existing 2012 FTC Order...

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The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) goes into effect on January 1, 2020, but the contours of the law are still being ironed out. Following a marathon debate at a California Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing,...

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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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Tricky Topics in CCPA Compliance

June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the time of the writing of this article, the final language of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is yet to be determined. Nevertheless, given the effective date of the statute, as well as...

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The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) may have signaled its interest in pursuing more enforcement actions against business associates. On May 24, 2019, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), released a fact sheet on the...

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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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