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Preparing CCPA Privacy Policies Before the July 1 Enforcement Date

Despite the myriad issues that businesses now face with the Covid-19 pandemic, the California State Attorney General remains committed to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) enforcement date of July 1, 2020. As such, businesses that have not already done so should add CCPA compliance to their immediate to-do lists. One area of compliance that …

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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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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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New York Privacy Law Could be Strictest in the Country

July 9, 2019 On May 9, 2019, New York State Senator Kevin Thomas introduced S5642, the New York Privacy Act (the “Act”), to amend the general business law in relation to the management and oversight of consumer personal information. Senator Thomas, citing a 2014 Pew survey, is concerned that Americans may have lost control over …

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Nevada Privacy Law Amended to Include Opt-Out Rights

June 7, 2019 On May 29, 2019, Senate Bill 220 (the “Law”) was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. The Law amends Nevada’s privacy law to grant consumers the right to prevent certain businesses from selling their personally identifiable information. Businesses that were already preparing for California’s Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (which takes …

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Comparing the Washington Privacy Act (WPA) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

February 15, 2019 A new bill, titled the “Washington Privacy Act” (“WPA”), was introduced in the Washington State Senate on January 18, 2019. If enacted, Washington would follow California, which passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) on June 28, 2018, as the second state to adopt a comprehensive privacy law. Several key provisions of …

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