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FTC To Focus Enforcement Efforts on Dark Patterns

USA - November 9 2021 The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a new Enforcement Policy statement about “dark patterns:” programs that attempt to “trap” consumers into…

Liisa Thomas.

Florida Imposes Criminal Penalties for Improper Processing of DNA

USA - November 1 2021 Florida recently passed a law governing DNA samples. The Act places several restrictions on the use, retention, and sharing of DNA samples. Those…

Julia K. Kadish.

California Broadens Security and Breach Laws, Includes Genetic Data

USA - October 18 2021 California recently updated both its data security and breach notice laws to include genetic data. With the passage of AB 825, the data security law…

Julia K. Kadish, Liisa Thomas.

California Enacts New Privacy Law for Genetic Data

USA - October 12 2021 California’s governor recently signed SB 41 into law. The bill enacts the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA). The governor rejected a similar…

Julia K. Kadish.

California Bill clarifies timing for CPRA rulemaking authority

USA - October 8 2021 California recently passed AB 694, which makes a few “technical” changes to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Importantly, this amendment…

Julia K. Kadish.