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One Text Message Not Enough For TCPA Lawsuit
Not every unsolicited text message provides an offended party the ability to sue under the TCPA, the Eleventh Circuit ruled.
United States
14 Oct 2019
Retail Loyalty Programs Will Survive Calif. Privacy Law
As the final 2019 amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act were winding their way through the legislative process in Sacramento
United States
7 Oct 2019
Privacy Activists Pushing A New California Ballot Initiative To Adopt A More Onerous Version Of The CCPA
Alastair Mactaggart, the real estate developer who led the push for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), is at it again.
United States
7 Oct 2019
European Union Parliament Releases Guidelines On Ethics In Artificial Intelligence
On September 19, 2019, the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) released a paper, European Union (EU) Guidelines on Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (AI): Context and Implementation ...
European Union
3 Oct 2019
Status Report On Federal Privacy Developments Heading Into The Fall
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The window of opportunity to pass federal privacy legislation to preempt the CCPA
United States
3 Oct 2019
Ninth Circuit Sides With Data Scraper And Affirms Preliminary Injunction Against LinkedIn In Data Mining Battle
In a narrow but notable holding, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the data mining company hiQ won the balance of hardships ...
United States
30 Sep 2019
New Nevada Privacy Law Takes Effect In October - Comparison Of Nevada Law To CCPA
On May 29, 2019, Nevada's governor approved a new privacy law, Senate Bill 220 ("SB 220"). SB 220 amends existing state law that requires operators of websites and online services
United States
18 Sep 2019
Landmark FTC Settlement Offers Important Lessons For Businesses That May Collect Or Use Children's Information
On September 4, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the "Commission") announced a settlement with YouTube and its parent Google
United States
12 Sep 2019
Calif. AG Must Clarify Consumer Privacy Act Right Of Access
The California Consumer Privacy Act, set to become effective in January 2020, will introduce a powerful new set of rights for California
United States
10 Sep 2019
11th Circuit Holds That Single Unwanted Text Message Does Not Confer Standing
In Salcedo v. Hanna, the court found that a single text message sent in alleged violation of the TCPA does not result in concrete injury required by Article III.
United States
6 Sep 2019
Bahrain's New Data Protection Law Now In Force
On August 1, 2019, Bahrain's Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) (Law No. (30) of 2018) took effect. The PDPL aims to align Bahrain's data protection framework more closely
23 Aug 2019
Divergent State Privacy Laws Show Need For Federal Solution
As we approach the effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act in 2020, businesses nationwide are scrambling to ready themselves for a patchwork of new state privacy laws.
United States
23 Aug 2019
Federal Policy Developments Concerning Autonomous Vehicles
Recent events in Washington, D.C., suggest that we may see developments this fall with regard to autonomous vehicles (AV)
United States
13 Aug 2019
Continuing GDPR Pressure for Adtech
Data protection authorities (DPAs) in the European Union (EU) continue to scrutinize practices in the adtech sector for compliance with the EU's
United States
8 Aug 2019
FTC Seeks Comments Regarding Potential Updates To COPPA
The Federal Trade Commission (the "Commission") is seeking comments on potential updates to its implementation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (together with its implementing regulations, COPPA).
United States
2 Aug 2019
What's New In Washington - July 2019
If you missed the fireworks on Independence Day, don't worry because they will continue for the entire month of July on Capitol Hill.
United States
19 Jul 2019
Senior California Democrats Stake Out Privacy Position With Draft Federal Framework
As the privacy debate heats up on Capitol Hill, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren
United States
10 Jul 2019
Preemption: The Fight For The Supreme Law Of The Land
Once again, the question of federal preemption of state laws has created battle lines within the halls of Congress
United States
1 Jul 2019
Critical Considerations For Compliance With The FCRA
These days, companies conducting background checks on job applicants have a lot to think about.
United States
1 Jul 2019
Minimizing Legal Risks For Retailers That Use Biometric Data
Illinois currently has the most robust law governing biometric data, in large part because it contains a private right of action allowing anyone "aggrieved" to sue for specified statutory damages.
United States
28 Jun 2019
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