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Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Awaits Governor’s Signature -- Consumer Reports Proposes “Model State Privacy Act”

European Union, USA - February 26 2021 We summarized Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) in advance of its passage by the legislature and it now awaits Governor Ralph Northam’s…

European Commission Publishes Draft Adequacy Decision for Transfers of Personal Data from the EU to the UK

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - February 19 2021 In a solid step forward for EU to UK personal data transfers, the European Commission has published its draft adequacy decision that will (if finally…

Happy Data Privacy Day!

USA - January 28 2021 January 28 is known worldwide as “Data Privacy Day” or “Data Protection Day,” and it’s a good opportunity to remind everyone of some privacy basics -…

Transferring Personal Data from the EU to the UK: Interim Solutions

European Union, United Kingdom - January 13 2021 The new 1,246-page Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and the European Union has ended the suspense over what…

Vendor Management Fail: FTC Settles with Mortgage Analytics Company following Vendor Security Issues

USA - January 11 2021 An oft-used business management concept is to “hire people smarter than you.” The concept also applies to hiring vendors - hire vendors that are…

Holiday Gift from California AG: FOURTH Set of Proposed “Modifications” to CCPA Regs Already in Effect

USA - December 11 2020 As businesses continue to work on compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the multiple versions of regulations issued by the…

Data Breaches Can Cost $$ - Plus Ongoing Obligations (ask Home Depot): Lessons and Takeaways

USA - December 2 2020 The Home Depot, Inc. (“Home Depot”) recently entered into a multi-state Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with Attorneys General of 46 states and the…

European Commission Publishes Proposed New Data Transfer Agreement

European Union, USA - November 13 2020 The European Commission has just published a consultation draft of the long-promised updated version of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). The…

EU Data Protection Regulators Issue Critical Draft Guidance on Personal Data Transfers

European Union, USA - November 12 2020 US companies and other organizations whose activities involve the use of personal information from Europe were unsettled by the EU Court of Justice's…

California Privacy Rights Act Passes - Dramatically Altering the CCPA

USA - November 6 2020 Voters in California have passed Proposition 24, commonly referred to as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 ("CPRA"). Less than a year after…