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New California Privacy Rights Act on the 2020 Ballot

The California Privacy Rights Act has qualified for the November 2020 ballot, and if California voters approve this initiative, it will expand the rights of California residents under the current California Consumer Privacy Act, beginning on January 1, 2023. Two major provisions include: The creation of the California Privacy Protection Agency, which would have full […]
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Complying with Newly Finalized CCPA Regulations

Now that CCPA regulations are final, affected businesses must finalize their compliance programs. However, the act is still undergoing changes, including a pending ballot initiative (the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act) and AB 1281, which extends employment and business-to-business exemptions. The CPREA will be on the November ballot, and would allow consumers to opt […]
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Do Employers Need—Or Just Want—Extended CCPA Exemptions?

A new amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act gives more time to companies that are still struggling to bring their handling of employee or business-to-business data into compliance with the law. But some question whether employers really need that extra time. Myriah Jaworski of Beckage notes that employers are required by government agencies to […]
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If Passed, New Bill AB 2320 Will Mandate Cyber Insurance For State Government Contractors

Earlier this year, Assemblyman Edwin Chau (D-Monterey Park) introduced Assembly Bill 2320. AB 2320, if passed, would require any business that contracts with the state and has access to records containing personal information protected under the state’s Information Practices Act (IPA) to maintain cyber insurance coverage. Information covered under the IPA includes names, social security […]
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California Bill Extending Employment and B2B Compliance Obligations for CCPA Heads to Governor Newsom’s...

A bill that would extend California Consumer Privacy Act compliance obligations for employment information and business-to-business information has passed through both chambers of the California Legislature and has been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for signature before the end of September. Read the full post at Carlton Fields
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A Little Relief? CCPA Exemptions for Employee and Business Contact Information Likely to be...

An important development on the California Consumer Privacy Act front occurred as many of us enjoyed the last days of summer and readied for the Labor Day weekend. The California state legislature passed a bill to extend two compliance deadlines for businesses processing applicable employee information and that of business contacts. Currently businesses are expected […]
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New York Could Become the First State to Require Cybersecurity CLE

New York attorneys could soon have to complete cybersecurity training courses to satisfy their Continuing Legal Education requirement. The House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association has approved a report proposing a recommendation that the biennial CLE requirement be amended to require one credit on cybersecurity. A vote by the New York […]
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States Experiment with Automation to Bolster Cybersecurity

A new pilot program overseen by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory hopes to cut down on the time it takes for governments to respond to potential cyber threats by automatically identifying potentially troublesome IP addresses and malware files. IT agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Texas, and Maricopa County, Arizona are participating in the […]
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Study Finds States Widely Vary on Ability to Guard Against Cyber Attacks

When a ransomware attack brought Baltimore’s municipal functions to a halt last year, the crisis highlighted the cybersecurity challenges at the non-federal level. The truth is, the ability and skill to stay cyber safe varies widely across state and local governments. That’s the finding of a detailed study by BlueVoyant. BlueVoyant’s head of incident response, […]
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Employers Likely to Receive One-Year Reprieve from Full California Consumer Privacy Act

California’s governor is likely to sign into law a one-year delay of the CCPA’s full application to human resources data. On August 28, the state legislature passed A.B. 1281, which extends the exemption from most CCPA obligations to January 1, 2022, delaying it by a year. If the bill becomes law, it will give employers […]
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