Data Privacy

Consumer Privacy Compliance Primer

Consumer Privacy Compliance Primer

As readers of this blog know, businesses face significant liability if they fail to take their consumer privacy obligations seriously. These obligations can vary widely based on the kind of information a business collects and where a consumer is located. Privacy compliance is an essential consideration for many businesses, and properly obtaining consumer consent to …

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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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All the Scary Ways Health Apps are Using Your Data

By Melkorka Licea. New York Post (November 11, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT) — Is fitness tech counting steps — or overstepping? Last week, Twitter users flew into a panic after learning that Google is acquiring Fitbit, the trendy fitness-tracking watch, for $2.1 billion. The freakout centered on user data — specifically, Fitbit users’ concerns that their …

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Facebook data privacy

Facebook Enters into Data Privacy Violation Settlement Agreement

On July 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) handed Facebook a $5 billion penalty for continuously misrepresenting to its users how it was sharing their personal data. The $5 billion penalty is the largest civil penalty imposed for a data privacy violation and puts companies on notice that the FTC is serious about how …

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CCPA Compliance: Consumer Information Requests, Data Mapping and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

July 8, 2019 Similar to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) grants consumers the right to submit an information request to (and obtain certain information from) businesses with respect to how those businesses collect, store, process, use and share the subject consumers’ personal information.  Under the statute, in …

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