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Off to the Races: Over 50 Privacy Bills Introduced in the State of New York

USA - February 23 2021 The on-going state competition to enact comprehensive privacy legislation, triggered by the enactment of the 2018 California Consumer Privacy Act, is…

ICO Utilises the Computer Misuse Act to Impose Tougher Penalties for Unauthorised Access to Data

United Kingdom - February 22 2021 The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has, for only the second time in its history, successfully prosecuted individuals under the Computer…

Brexit Updated: EU Set to Publish UK Adequacy Decision

European Union, United Kingdom - February 16 2021 In a draft adequacy decision, reported to have been seen by the Financial Times (FT), the European Commission (the “Commission”) is set to allow the…

Comprehensive Privacy in the US: Will Virginia be Next?

USA - February 2 2021 Virginia may join California as the second US state to enact a comprehensive data-privacy law as soon as next week…

A New York BIPA in the Making?

USA - January 28 2021 On January 6, 2021, a group of seventeen democrats and seven republicans introduced in the New York assembly a new bill, A.B. 27, the “Biometric…

FTC Settles Allegations of Deceptive Practices by Photo Storage App Provider

USA - January 18 2021 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a proposed settlement with a developer of a photo storage app that allegedly deceived…

Brexit Updated: Interim Deal Reached on EU-UK Data Transfers

European Union, United Kingdom - December 29 2020 On 24th December 2020, the UK and the EU finally agreed on the terms of a Brexit deal, including an interim solution to the issue of personal data…

California Attorney General Proposes Minor Modifications to the CCPA Regulations

USA - December 14 2020 On December 10, 2020, the California Attorney General (“AG”) proposed some minor modifications to the regulations implementing the California Consumer…

Home Depot’s Agrees to Multistate Settlement Related to 2014 Breach - The Cost: $17.5 Million and Updated Cybersecurity Requirements

USA - December 11 2020 As reported on our sister blog Consumer Privacy World, Home Depot recently reached a settlement in a lawsuit related to a September 2014 data breach…

What’s New in the EDPB’s Draft Guidelines on Controllers and Processors Under the GDPR? (Part 4)

European Union - November 22 2020 This continues our series of blog posts on the draft “Guidelines 07/2020 on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR” issued by the…