Privacy

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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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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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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