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

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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

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What Does the New Utah Electronic Data Privacy Law Do?

Utah recently became the first state to enact a law specifically designed to protect private electronic information stored with third parties from collection by law enforcement without a valid warrant.  Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the ground-breaking legislation on March … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of an FTC Data Security Lawsuit

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has described itself as “Your cop on the privacy beat” and a top federal regulator of consumer-facing data security practices.  An example of how the FTC asserts itself when it comes to data security and … Continue reading

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The Arizona Data Breach Law

All U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. Here is what’s in the Arizona law. Who The Law Applies To. The law applies to anyone who conducts business in Arizona and … Continue reading

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Data Security Update: 11th Circuit Vacates FTC Order Against LabMD

Earlier this month, in a much anticipated decision, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) cease and desist order against LabMD, Inc.  A summary of the relevant factual background and the FTC’s cease and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Warrant Usually Required For Cell Tower Records to Track a Person’s Movements

On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the government generally needs a search warrant to track a person’s location through cell phone location records.  The opinion, in Carpenter v. United States was … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Devices, Digital evidence, Electronic devices, Government Regulations, Law Enforcement, Personal Information, Privacy

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Alabama’s Data Breach Law

All U.S states now have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. Alabama recently was the 50th state to add such a law, and it takes effect on June 1, 2018. Here are its … Continue reading

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South Dakota’s New Breach Notification Law

On March 21, 2018, South Dakota became the 49th state to enact a breach notification law. The South Dakota law will take effect on July 1, 2018.  Here is a summary of several of the new legislation’s key features: Defining … Continue reading

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

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New Mexico’s Data Breach Law

All U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. Here is what’s in the New Mexico law. Who The Law Applies To. The law applies to anyone who conducts business in New … Continue reading

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