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hiQ Labs, Inc. v. Linkedin Corp.: Ninth Circuit Rules Privacy Concerns Insufficient To Exclude Data Analytics Rival From Social Media Platform
Ninth Circuit declares that selectively banning potential competitors from accessing and using public data "may well be considered unfair competition under California law."
United States
14 Oct 2019
A New California Privacy Initiative Seeks To Further Bolster Individual Privacy Rights
Another potentially groundbreaking California ballot initiative has been announced, just as companies began to digest and incorporate the amendments to the California Consumer ...
United States
8 Oct 2019
Key Questions Linger After Recent Amendments To California Consumer Privacy Act
Last week marked the end of legislative activity in the state of California for 2019, and with the impending California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA or the Act)
United States
24 Sep 2019
Last Minute Amendments Likely Finalize CCPA Language For January 1 Deadline.
Late last week, the California legislature approved five bills intended to clarify the scope and required compliance obligations of the California Consumer Privacy Act
United States
23 Sep 2019
$5 Billion Federal Trade Commission Settlement With Facebook Represents Largest Privacy Enforcement Penalty Ever
The FTC accused the company of failing to adequately protect users' privacy and comply with a 2012 consent decree with the agency.
United States
5 Aug 2019
FTC And State Law Enforcement Officials Announce Initiative Targeting Illegal Telemarketing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint state-and-federal initiative, "Operation Call It Quits," which targets illegal telemarketing practices that violate the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
United States
10 Jul 2019
FTC And State Law Enforcement Officials Step Up Efforts Against Illegal Telemarketing
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a joint state-and-federal initiative, "Operation Call It Quits," which targets illegal telemarketing practices that violate the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).
United States
5 Jul 2019
FTC Settlement And Warning Letters Over Cross-Border Personal Data Transfers
The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recently announced settlement with background check provider SecurTest, Inc. shows the agency remains vigilant regarding businesses'
United States
28 Jun 2019
Golden (State) Opportunity: What Businesses Need To Know About Rulemaking For California's Privacy Act
Material privacy and data security risks are set to rise again with the coming implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in January 2020.
United States
21 May 2019
California Lawmakers Propose New CCPA Amendments That Address Major Concerns Of The Business Community While Preserving The Privacy Law
Last week, the California Assembly's Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection, which exercises jurisdiction over privacy and personal information protection matters
United States
16 May 2019
In Privacy We (Anti)Trust: Regulators Worldwide Consider Competition Law As Tool For Consumer Protection
On February 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition announced a new Technology Task Force.
United States
2 Apr 2019
California Attorney General Proposes Expanded CCPA Private Right Of Action Following State Assembly Hearing On Possible 2019 Amendments To The Landmark Privacy Law
BREAKING: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (AG) announced a proposed series of amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that would:
United States
7 Mar 2019
President Prioritizes Research, Development, And Deployment Of Artificial Intelligence Technology
The President has made artificial intelligence technology a policy priority. On February 11, 2019, the President issued an Executive Order to direct most federal executive agencies
United States
19 Feb 2019
Rise Of AI Poses New Regulatory Challenges
Companies that employ algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in their day-to-day business may face increased attention from federal antitrust and consumer protection regulators in the future.
United States
17 Dec 2018
FDA Revamps Cybersecurity Guidance For Marketed Medical Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft update to its premarket cybersecurity guidance for device makers on October 18, 2018.
United States
12 Nov 2018
California Pursues IoT Data Security Regulations With New Legislation
California enacted Internet of Things (IoT) legislation intended to help protect consumer privacy and safety from potential hacking of connected devices
United States
30 Oct 2018
FDA To Implement OIG Suggestions On IoT Cybersecurity
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a report in September 2018 after a review of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) policies, procedures, and guidance relating to cybersecurity reviews of networked medical devices
United States
29 Oct 2018
FTC Continues Aggressive Enforcement Of Privacy Shield
On Thursday, September 27, the FTC announced settlements with four companies, IDmission, LLC, mResource LLC, SmartStart Employment Screening, Inc., and VenPath, Inc., following allegations that the companies falsely...
2 Oct 2018
Privacy Shield Team Issues Guidance
This month, the Privacy Shield Program posted answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
United States
28 Aug 2018
California's Unanimously Passed Privacy Bill Takes Its Cues From The EU's GDPR And May Significantly Shift The Legal Landscape In The U.S.
California's new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375), will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
United States
25 Jul 2018
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