Privacy

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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In United States v. Moore-Bush, the First Circuit recently reversed a Massachusetts District Court decision finding that the Fourth Amendment prohibited sustained video surveillance conducted using a pole-mounted camera in a public space. The Court held that the district...

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At the end of April, the U.S. District Court in New Mexico dismissed most, but not all, of the New Mexico Attorney General’s claims against a group of Ad Networks and Google for violations of...

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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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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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