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Are You Ready for 2023? New Privacy Laws to Take Effect Next Year

Organizations should review privacy practices and prepare for compliance with five new state omnibus privacy laws. Those five laws that address the processing of personal data include 1. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), effective January 1, 2023, 2. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), effective January 1, 2023, 3. The Colorado Privacy Act […]


Proposed Federal Data Protection Law Amended and Advanced for A Full Chamber Vote in The House

While progress has been made in finalizing the text – language around state law preemption and the creation of a small business exception – passage remains unlikely as key Democrats continue to withhold support and mid-term elections are right around the corner. The House Committee on Energy & Commerce recently voted 53-2 to advance an […]


Preparing For US State Privacy Law Compliance: The Six-Month Mark

With six months before the first of the new US state, general privacy laws go into effect, there are several steps companies can take now to begin to prepare. Unfortunately, there are some parts of compliance that will be impacted by regulations that have either not been drafted, or if drafted, remain unfinalized. What can […]


US Government Committee Gather Evidence on Biometric Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

A hearing was held on “Privacy in the Age of Biometrics” at which biometric privacy-enhancing technologies (BPET) were introduced as possibly playing a major role in protecting the sensitive information of Americans. More research and investment into the technologies, as well as carefully crafted policies to accompany them, are needed.

 

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Some World Leaders Take the Hint and Start Building Bulwarks Against Deepfake Danger

Signatories to an update to a 2018 voluntary practice code for combatting disinformation to a co-regulation scheme include the European Union, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Mozilla, and advertising firms. Each will “adopt, reinforce and implement clear policies regarding impermissible manipulative behaviors and practices on their services, based on the latest evidence on conducts and tactics, techniques […]


What Your Business Should Know About Utah’s Consumer Privacy Act

Effective December 31, 2023, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) applies to businesses involved in data processing that conduct business in Utah or produce a product or service that is targeted to Utah residents if the business has an annual revenue of $25 million or more in the preceding year. Businesses should review existing privacy […]


Draft Released of the Bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Lawmakers have released draft bipartisan comprehensive privacy legislation – the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act.” The Act borrows a number of concepts from previously introduced legislative proposals but also includes a few novel approaches. While the bill recognizes several exceptions to its requirements, it prohibits covered entities from collecting, processing, or transferring covered data […]


Employee Privacy: Understanding an Employer’s Obligations Under Complex Legal Landscape

Employers who are interested in monitoring both the work-related and other activities of their employees should consider state privacy rights. In addition, several states have enacted privacy laws that specifically target biometric tracking of employees, which have certain notice and consent requirements. Some states also have in place broader and more comprehensive data privacy laws […]


Job Applicants, Diversity Data, and Privacy Compliance under the GDPR: What You Need to Know

Companies located in the United States that seek to collect Sensitive HR Data in the EEA/UUK and transfer it to the U.S. in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should consider several factors. These include collection activities, establishing a legal basis for processing, processing restrictions, the required Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), the […]


Employee and Personnel Personal Information – Privacy and Employment Law Intersect

Businesses that are subject to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will need to reconsider their privacy practices, effective January 1, 2023. The CPRA applies, even if the company does not have offices in the state, if they meet one of two thresholds and do business in California. Businesses can prepare by drafting new or […]




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