Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Vermont Enacts Data Breach Notification and Student Privacy Legislation

Earlier this month, Vermont governor Phil Scott signed into law S.B. 110, which will amend the state’s data breach notification law, and create a new student privacy law focused on operators of educational technology services. It expands the categories of personally identifiable information that may trigger notification obligations to individuals and regulators in the event […]
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California AG Releases Draft CCPA Regulations: Round 3

The California Attorney General has further modified the draft regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act, posting mark-ups of the new regulations. The most notable changes include: The definition of “Personal Information” is changed back to original wording. There is still no clarification regarding the scope of what constitutes a sale. Global privacy opt-out language […]
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The California Attorney General Has Issued a Second Set of Modified Draft CCPA Regulations

On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General issued a second set of modified draft regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The AG has provided a redline to the initial modified draft regulations about which we previously reported. According to the AG’s website, the second set of modified draft regulations are subject to another […]
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Another One Bites the Dust: Washington Privacy Act Fails to Pass (Again)

On March 12, 2020, the Washington House and Senate were unable to reach consensus on the Washington Privacy Act. The bill’s House version would have provided for a private right of action while the bill’s Senate version would have given sole enforcement authority to the state attorney general. Read the full post at Hunton Andrews […]
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Analysis: Coronavirus Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of cybersecurity and privacy issues raised by COVID-19 research efforts. In this 12-minute report, you’ll hear: Stanley Mierzwa of Kean University discuss coronavirus-related cybersecurity and privacy risks ISMG’s Mathew Schwartz outline the latest trends in ransomware attacks ISMG’s Tom Field interview Don Dixon of […]
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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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