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A Social Media Influencer’s Nightmare - Fun Filters on Instagram and Facebook Disabled in Illinois and Texas

USA - May 12 2022 This week Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced that it has disabled augmented reality effects, including filters and avatars, for its users in…

Mambo No. 5: Connecticut Becomes the Fifth State to Join the Privacy Party

USA - May 10 2022 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … you know how the song goes! Connecticut recently became the fifth state to adopt a comprehensive data privacy law. The new act titled…

Apache Log4j Security Vulnerability Is STILL a Problem - What is it, Who Does it Impact, and Should I do Anything About It?

USA - May 4 2022 You may have heard of a security vulnerability from December 2021 called Log4j that allows attackers to remotely gain control of a vulnerable device…

Colorado AG Explains Rocky Mountain Way for Data Privacy Law

USA - April 27 2022 The Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) takes effect July 1, 2023, and will provide express consumer rights, as well as controller and processor obligations…

2022 Global Privacy Summit: Reflections and Take-Aways

USA - April 21 2022 I recently got back from the IAPP Global Privacy Summit (the “Summit”), the world’s largest meeting of privacy professionals from around the world…

Breaking Down the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

USA - April 19 2022 The CCPA has been up and running for a couple of years now, with changes coming in 2023 with the amendments from the Consumer Privacy Rights Act…

Smart Devices: Convenient, Helpful, Fun, and oh yeah, Potentially Breaching Confidentiality

USA - April 14 2022 Whether you are an attorney advising clients, a medical professional treating patients via telemedicine, or anyone else working remotely, your second…

Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022

USA - April 8 2022 In March, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act (the “Act”) into law. While the Act consists of various…

New Personal Data Transfers out of the UK: Like the GDPR, but Different

European Union, United Kingdom - March 25 2022 This week, the new rules for personal data transfers to countries outside the United Kingdom (“UK”) went into effect. As of March 21, 2022…

California Privacy Update: Various Privacy Bills Introduced to the State’s Legislature

USA - March 16 2022 California continues to be at the forefront of data protection in the United States. In February 2022, multiple privacy bills were introduced in the…