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The CCPA Ripple Effect: Nevada Passes Privacy Legislation

USA - June 11 2019 With about half a year to go until the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)’s effective date, and with significant amendments still percolating to…

Recent Risk Alerts by SEC OCIE Highlight Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Examinations

USA - June 3 2019 The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released two Risk Alerts, on April 16, 2019 and May 23, 2019, highlighting the…

GDPR: One Year On

European Union - May 31 2019 The 25th of May, 2019 marked a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force. For most in privacy, involvement with…

NYC Automated Decision-Making Task Force Forum Provides Insight Into Broader Efforts to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

European Union, USA - May 29 2019 More and more entities are deploying machine learning and artificial intelligence to automate tasks previously performed by humans. Such efforts…

Dutch Supervisory Authority Opines on Use of Cookie Walls

European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom - May 21 2019 Recently, the Dutch Supervisory Authority (the “Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens” or “Dutch SA”) has taken the position that the use of so-called “cookie…

Calif. Privacy Law Will Likely Prompt Flood Of Class Actions

USA - May 16 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act, known as the CCPA, is a new law set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The CCPA is the first U.S. law that will…

Terms and Conditions: Recent Supreme Court Decisions Highlight There is More to Consider than Just the Privacy Policy

USA - May 13 2019 Your website is essential to your online business. By developing and presenting an online presence, however, you take on legal obligations to your…

Washington State Comprehensive Privacy Bill Loses Steam, Data Breach Law Amendment Heads to Governor’s Desk

USA - May 2 2019 As the legislative session drew to a close, what once seemed like an inevitability suddenly looked unlikely. The Washington Privacy Act, SB…

OCR Reduces HIPAA Penalties and Clarifies Liability for Transferring ePHI to Third-Party Health Apps

USA - April 30 2019 New Annual HIPAA Penalty Tiers Six months after imposing the largest ever HIPAA fine ($16 million) following a HIPAA data breach, the U.S. Department…

UK and U.S. Privacy Shield Guidance on Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - April 26 2019 In light of the UK’s possible departure from the European Union (EU), currently scheduled for October 31, 2019 (“Exit Day”), the UK Government has…