Legislation

Ohio has become the first state to enact legislation providing liability protection for businesses that implement a written cybersecurity program that “reasonably conforms” to certain cybersecurity frameworks or laws to protect personal information. This approach...

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California has enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375) (the “Act”), which grants California residents a number of rights that, in some ways, reflect those provided under the EU General Data Protection...

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Note: The California Consumer Privacy Act ballot initiative discussed in this post was withdrawn from the November ballot on June 28, 2018, after the California legislature passed a bill, AB 375, of the same title....

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Alabama became the 50th and final state to enact data breach notification legislation when Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018. Alabama’s law comes on the heels of...

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President Obama has catapulted cybersecurity and privacy to the forefront of his agenda with the announcement on February 9th of his administration’s new initiative, the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP). While the plan may take...

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President Obama once again turned his attention towards online privacy and security issues. During his January 12th speech at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), he announced new proposed legislation aimed at protecting American consumers from...

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On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law five cybersecurity-related bills aimed at protecting federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The bills advance President Obama’s 2012 Executive Order “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” by improving the...

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released guidance on Section 8 of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which will go into effect on January 15, 2015. CASL has been described as “the toughest anti-spam law...

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Halloween is over. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas are right around the corner. For many that means spending time with family, holiday parties, and lots of shopping, but hopefully not all at the last minute....

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Clients often ask whether we think a particular piece of privacy, data security, consumer protection or similar legislation will be passed by Congress. And, more often than not, the answer is no. I’d like to...

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