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Data Localization and Digital Trade in the New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which was announced Sept. 30, 2018, and succeeds the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), restricts the parties abilities to localize data freely. Some would argue that the USMCA runs counter to the countrys existing data sovereignty and privacy efforts to date with British Columbia and Nova Scotia having […]


California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead CCPA and Employee Data

Although the new California Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (CCPA) was never intended to apply to employee data, the subject has been under debate since it first was introduced on June 21, 2018. Some are skeptical, arguing that the law is meant to be a general consumer protection measure, but others have pointed out some […]


FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies that Falsely Claimed Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Four companies have agreed to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after they were found to have falsely claimed certification under the European Union (EU)-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. IDmission, LLC, was found to have not completed the steps to be certified under the program, while mResource, LLC (doing business as Loop Works, LLC), […]


FTC Consumer Protection Chief Makes Case for EU Data Privacy Cooperation

Andrew Smith, director of the Federal Trade Commissions bureau of consumer protection, recently trumpeted the agencys efforts to uphold a data transfer pact between the European Union (EU) and U.S. government. The agency is tasked with ensuring that participating companies follow the Privacy Shield agreements data protection requirements. About 4,000 companies have self-certified their compliance […]


New Colorado Statute Provides Data Protection Guidance for Employers in the Centennial State and Beyond

A new data protection law took effect in Colorado in early September that requires state employers to implement procedures to protect and eventually destroy employees personally identifiable information. If said information is provided to a third-party service, the covered entity must be sure that reasonable security procedures and practices are upheld. The new law also […]


The Practical Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Protection Act Part 1

The California Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2018 (CCPA), designed to emulate the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has U.S. companies rushing to verify that their practices comply with the statute. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has published a multi-part Practical Guide to the CCPA to help address any confusion. In it, he shares that […]


Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Incorporates Fully Compliant GDPR Technology to Help U.S. Employers Screen EU Residents

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has incorporated fully compliant General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies, procedures and technologies to help employers screen European Union (EU) residents. According to Brad Landin, ESRs president, the ESR Assured Compliance system will provide clients with required GDPR-related tools. The tool will allow the company to present and collect the consent […]


Do You Have a Consent Clause in Any of Your Policies or Contracts?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect on May 25, 2018. It is important for employers to understand the new European Union data protection law, as it has imposed new obligations in the collection and processing of personal data. Although consent remains a legitimate ground for processing both sensitive and non-sensitive data, the […]


Chicago Introduces Data Protection Ordinance

The Personal Data Collection and Protection Ordinance recently was introduced to the Chicago City Council and aims to require businesses to adhere to several data collection and sharing regulations. Key provisions include: 1. Opt-in consent to use and share personal information; 2. Security breach notification; 3. Data broker registration; 4. Mobile devices with location services […]


Californias New Privacy Law: Its Almost GDPR in the US

The state of California recently saw new legislation introduced and passed that aims to bring more transparency to the trade in peoples personal data. AB 375, which will go into effect in January 2020, gives consumers the right to ask businesses for the type and categories of personal information being collected. It also requires businesses […]




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