CCPA Updates: California AG Releases Proposed Regulations

On October 11, 2019, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra signaled his enforcement priorities and released the long awaited proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which was signed into law on June 28, 2018 and goes into effect … Continue reading

Posted in California, CCPA, Data Protection, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy

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Facing the Issue: San Francisco Bans City Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On May 21, 2019, the City of San Francisco passed an ordinance banning the use of facial recognition software by police and other city agencies.  The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 in favor of the ban, which went … Continue reading

Posted in California, Facial Recognition Technology, Government Regulations, Law Enforcement, Privacy

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What’s Unique About the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) offers a new, very broad framework for data protection with increased obligations for businesses, and its reach is far and wide. It was passed in a whirlwind seven days. On the day it … Continue reading

Posted in California, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part Two

This is the second in a two-part series addressing recent developments in state privacy and data security laws.  This article addresses new laws about student privacy, enforcement/ punishment for data privacy and security violations, and miscellaneous data privacy and security-centered laws.  Part One addressed additions … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Student Privacy

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Notable New State Privacy and Data Security Laws – Part One

States aren’t static when it comes to data privacy and security laws.  This is Part One of a two-part series about several new state privacy and data security laws that took effect within the last year.  In this article, we’ll focus on the following items: … Continue reading

Posted in California, Data Breach, Government Regulations, Nevada, Personal Information, Privacy, State Privacy Laws

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California’s Data Breach Laws

All U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. California’s was the landmark law, first taking effect in 2003. Here is what California requires. Who The Laws Apply To. The laws apply to … Continue reading

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California Updates Privacy Rights with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Starting on New Years Day 2016, a new law will prohibit California law enforcement agencies from compelling California residents and businesses to turn over metadata or electronic communications (e.g., texts, emails, e-documents in the cloud) without a search warrant or court order. California … Continue reading

Posted in California, Electronic devices, Government Regulations, Privacy, State Privacy Laws, Uncategorized

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