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State of Privacy: California Takes the Lead With CCPA

Organizations have been scrambling to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act before enforcement begins in July, says Caitlin Fennessy, research director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie. In a 7-minute video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Fennessy and Shelton Leipzig […]
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California Attorney General’s Second Set of Modified CCPA Regulations: Undoing, Redoing, Clarifying

On March 11, the California Attorney General published a second set of modifications to its Regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act. Unlike the AG’s modifications from just last month, the substantive changes this time are not quite so numerous, but there are few provisions worth noting. The most significant changes consist of undoing some […]
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The CCPA Is Here. Watch Out!

Attorneys at Baker McKenzie summarize key parts of the California Consumer Privacy Act, identifying the new rights that it gives to consumers and the ways that the attorney general’s office and the courts can enforce them. “Even companies that do not have consumers in California, one of the largest economies in the world… need to […]
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Cybersecurity Response to the California Consumer Privacy Act

While many companies are aware that they are subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, 85 percent of those in a recent survey say they have only partially implemented policies to comply or have done nothing to prepare. Non-compliant businesses could face not only hefty fees but potentially adverse impacts to their brand, a loss […]
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Countdown to CCPA: Foley Hoag Podcast Series Number 3

Companies that have already done the work to become GDPR-compliant are a step ahead, but all companies that collect California users’ personal information or just do business in California should check to see whether they are obligated to comply with the CCPA. Foley Hoag’s Privacy & Data Security practice group has more than a decade […]
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How Am I Supposed To Do This? Part Deux: California Attorney General Issues CCPA...

More than a month after the CCPA went into effect, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra proposed modifications to the initial proposed regulations published in early October 2019. The Modifications are his response to written public comments submitted about the initial regulations. While these changes are not final, they shed light on how the AG’s office […]
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Implications of the “Data Fiduciary” Provision in the Proposed New York Privacy Act

While the proposed New York Privacy Act has many elements in common with legislation such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, it goes substantially further in several novel respects. In particular, the NYPA has a provision creating the “data fiduciary,” by which entities collecting and controlling data would owe fiduciary duties to the individuals from […]
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Half of Kansas’ Audited Agencies Failed Cybersecurity Checks

According to a new audit, more than half of the state agencies in Kansas failed to comply with security standards and best practices, with 11 of 19 audited agencies — including major departments such as the University of Kansas system, the Department for Children and Families, the Department of Education, and the Kansas Secretary of […]
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The California Genetic Information Privacy Act: How This Proposed Legislation Fits in the California...

There are many laws at the state and federal level that regulate the processing of genetic information.  There may soon be one more. Earlier this month, the California Senate took up consideration of SB 980, the Genetic Information Privacy Act (“GIPA”), which “would prohibit a direct-to-consumer genetic testing services company from disclosing a person’s genetic […]
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As Enforcement Looms, California Consumer Privacy Act Proposed Rules Gain Clarity Through New Modifications

On February 10, 2020, the Office of the California Attorney General (OAG) issued proposed modifications to the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy...
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