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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
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
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
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
The FTC's Black-Box Determination Of Information's Sensitivity Imperils First Amendment And Due-Process Rights
"Sensitive information" is hard to accurately define, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) seemingly knows it when it sees it.
United States
21 Feb 2018
Nation on Hold for Supreme Court Carpenter v. United States Decision
On November 29, many interested audience members packed into the Supreme Court to witness oral argument on the issue of whether the Fourth Amendment demands that the government obtain a warrant in order to acquire long-term, cell-site location information (CSLI) from wireless service providers, in what could be one of the most influential privacy decisions of this generation: Carpenter v. United States.
United States
19 Dec 2017
European Commission Publishes First Annual Report On EU-US Privacy Shield.
Following our previous blog on the upcoming first annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, the European Commission ("Commission") published its report on 18 October 2017 ("Report").
26 Oct 2017
Launching New Multistate Assessment Tool For Data Breach Notification Obligations (Video)
Nearly every state in the United States requires notification when certain personal information is lost, stolen, or misused
United States
12 Jun 2017
FTC's Fintech Forum Continues Focus On Emerging Technologies Including AI And Blockchain Technologies
The Federal Trade Commission continues its efforts to be the leading federal regulator in the areas of privacy and data security.
United States
22 Mar 2017
Vizio Settlement With FTC May Signal Future Direction Of Agency Enforcement
The FTC's recent settlement with VIZIO, Inc., may have created a new definition of "sensitive information" that includes viewing data, but the opinion of Acting Chairperson Maureen Ohlhausen...
United States
17 Mar 2017
OMB Federal Agency Data Breach Guidelines – Considerations for Industry
Earlier in February, the Executive Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") issued Memorandum M-17-12 to federal agencies to set out guidelines and procedures for preparing for or responding to a breach involving the release of personally identifiable information ("PII").
United States
4 Mar 2017
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