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California Data Broker Registration Requirements

California Data Broker Registration Requirements

January 16th, 2020 In September 2019, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1202 (“A.B. 1202”), amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The amendment requires qualified businesses to register as data brokers with the California Attorney General on or before January 31, 2020. A.B. 1202 defines “Data Broker” as “a business that knowingly …

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CCPA Amended to Require California Data Broker Registration

September 23, 2019 On September 13, 2019, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill No. 1202 (the “Bill”), amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to require certain businesses to register as data brokers with the State Attorney General’s Office. The Legislature believes that a California data broker registry will provide greater transparency on the …

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Vermont Data Broker Registration Due January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 On May 22, 2018, the State of Vermont enacted House Bill Number 764 (the “Bill”) to, among other things, regulate how Vermont data brokers collect consumer data and sell that information to third parties. The Bill went into effect on January 1, 2019, giving Vermont data brokers until January 31, 2019, to …

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Wireless Carriers to Limit Sale of Location Data to Data Brokers

July 3, 2018 Verizon Wireless (“Verizon”) recently announced that it would end the sale of cell phone owners’ real-time location data to companies that buy and sell access to consumer location data. Within days of Verizon’s announcement, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile piggy-backed on Verizon’s move by announcing that they too plan to limit and/or end …

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FTC Recommends Congress Adopt Sweeping Legislation Aimed at Data Brokers

On May 27, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a report entitled Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability (the “Report”).  The Report codified the FTC’s findings after a study initiated in December 2012, involving nine (9) data brokers.  In proposing legislation aimed at data brokers, the FTC segmented the industry into three …

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FTC Targets Data Broker Industry

If it was not clear before, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided further evidence to Congress yesterday of how seriously it takes violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We’ve previously written about the warnings letters that the FTC mailed to data brokers earlier this year and the FTC’s decision to begin focusing on the …

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