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U.S. House Committee Votes to Create New FTC Privacy Bureau and Appropriate $1 Billion to the Agency

In September, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C Committee) voted in favor of a legislative recommendation that would create a new Federal Trade Commission privacy bureau as part of the proposed $3.5 trillion federal budget reconciliation package. The markup of the proposed budget would appropriate $1 billion to the FTC over 10 […]


The State of Consumer Data Privacy Laws in the US (And Why It Matters)

In the United States, there isn’t a singular law that covers the privacy of all types of data. A mix of laws, like HIPAA, FCRA, FERPA, GLBA, ECPA, COPPA, and VPPA, all contribute to how private data is handled. It is because of this that companies are free to do what they want with data, […]


New Draft on Personal Data Protection and Cross-Border Provision of Data The Basics and Guidance on Practical Handling

The Ministry of Public Security (the “MPS”) has prepared a Draft Decree on personal data protection (“Draft Decree”), which was shared on Feb. 9, 2021, for public comments. Key terms and the foundation of the Draft Decree include defining personal data as data about an individual or relating to the identification or possible identification of […]


Virginia Enacts Consumer Data Protection Act

Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) has been signed into law, making it the second state to codify a major privacy and data protection law. Effective January 1, 2023, the VCDPA applies to personal data so long as it is not “de-identified data or publicly available information.” It also extends its protection to Virginia residents […]


How to Confirm Your Privacy Program Complies With California and Virginia Privacy Obligations

Virginia has joined California in passing consumer privacy legislation with broad national reach. Effective January 23, 2023, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (Virginia CDPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) significantly overlap regarding compliance obligations, however, there are some factors that set the Virginia CDPA apart. The recently passed California Consumer Privacy Act […]


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 […]




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