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Proposed Rules: California Releases Much Anticipated Revisions to CCPA Regulations

USA - February 19 2020 The California Attorney General has issued long-awaited modified proposed regulations (“Proposed Rules”) implementing the California Consumer Privacy…

Brexit Update - What Does This Mean for Data Privacy?

European Union, United Kingdom - January 31 2020 Since our last update, the UK government held a General Election that paved the way for the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement to finally be signed…

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Articulates a Strengthened Approach to Data Security Orders

USA - January 9 2020 In a January 6, 2020 blog post, Director of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Bureau of Consumer Protection, Andrew Smith, outlined the agency’s…

Has the Advocate General Just Given Many Businesses an Early Christmas Present?

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom - December 19 2019 In a press release issued this morning, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe, has confirmed that, in his opinion, the Court of Justice of the European…

Brexit Update - What Does This Mean for Data Privacy?

European Union, United Kingdom - November 13 2019 Since our last update on the effects of Brexit on data privacy, we have seen an immense flurry of activity and controversy around Brexit. In our…

The Right to be Forgotten Held to Apply Only to Europe in Landmark European Court of Justice Decision

European Union, France - September 25 2019 In a decision published earlier this week, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") held that the geographic scope of the European privacy right…

CCPA Amendment Effort Largely Fizzles Out: Only Modest Changes Enacted (But Employment Info Is Granted a Partial One-Year Reprieve)

USA - September 16 2019 The California State Legislature's session ended this weekend after passing a modest selection of amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act…

California Legislature Adopts Temporary Ban on Facial Recognition by Law Enforcement

USA - September 16 2019 On Friday, September 12, 2019, the California legislature adopted a three-year moratorium on state and local law enforcement use of facial recognition…

The CCPA and COPPA: Looking for the “Betwixt and Between”

USA - September 10 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 ("CCPA"), which takes effect January 1, 2020, prohibits businesses from selling the personal information…

Fashion ID: Website Operators Jointly Liable For Data Collection and Transmission Through Social Media Plug-Ins

European Union, Germany - August 5 2019 On July 29, 2019, the European Court of Justice (the "ECJ") decided that website operators are joint controllers, and thus jointly liable, with…