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What the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Means for Your Privacy Program

Virginia has become the second state to enact a broad multi-rights privacy bill. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which takes effect on January 1, 2023, passed by an overwhelming margin. Employers should consider the implications of VCDPA for existing privacy programs and how this differs from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The […]

Virginia Enacts New Consumer Data Privacy Law

The newly enacted Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which goes into effect on January 1, 2023, gives consumers certain rights with respect to their personal data. The VCDPA applies to all persons that conduct business in Virginia or produce products or services that are targeted to Virginia residents and that 1. Control or process […]

Florida Data Privacy Bill

A bill in Florida would create new obligations for covered businesses and greatly expand consumers’ rights concerning their personal information, such as a right to notice about a business’s data collection and selling practices. House Bill 969 also would establish a private cause of action for consumers affected by a data breach involving certain personal […]

Virginia Set to Become Second State to Pass a Comprehensive Privacy Law

The Virginia Senate has passed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) on February 3, which borrows from the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but differs in key respects. The key provisions of the CDPA involve applicability, exemptions, controller/processer distinction, broad definition of personal data, inclusion of sensitive […]

Wait a Minute – I Thought Employee Data was Deferred from the CPPA Until 2023. What Exactly Are Employers Supposed to Do Now?

Even though the California Public Records Act (CPRA) deferred a majority of the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) employee-related substantive requirements until January 2023, employers are still required to provide employees with a notice of collection “at or before the point at which” the collection of information occurs. The following information must be collected: a […]

The Diligence Process for Privacy and Data Security

An acquirer who is looking into a company’s data security should first stop at the target’s website homepage, where the absence of a privacy policy can be a telltale sign of weakness in or absence of a company’s privacy program. A good policy will include what personally identifiable information or personal data (PII) the company […]

California Privacy Rights Act Passes: Five Tips to Help Companies Prepare for California’s New, New Thing!

Although the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) does not repeal the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), it does change and augments it in several ways. The good news is, the CPRA doesn’t take effect until January 1, 2023, and the threshold has been raised to favor small-medium businesses, the time has been extended for employee […]

Commission Proposes Measures To Boost Data Sharing and Support European Data Spaces

To better exploit the potential of ever-growing data in a trustworthy European framework, the Commission proposes new rules to facilitate data sharing across the EU and between sectors to create wealth for society, increase control and trust of both citizens and companies regarding their data, and offer an alternative European model to data handling practice […]

Data Privacy in 2020: How to Protect Consumer Data in the Age of Information Sharing

Over the past several years, there has been a flurry of legislative actions put in place around the globe to protect the privacy of individuals’ data. This has created complexity for companies that are trying to understand it all and do the work that’s necessary to comply with the various rules. HR plays a critical […]

Senate Commerce Republications Introduce Comprehensive Privacy Bill

In September, four senators introduced the Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act, which marks an official introduction of an update of Senator Roger Wicker’s draft United States Consumer Data Privacy Act of 2019. There are a few notable changes and additions, including the inclusion of language from […]


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