Privacy Law

Acting Chair’s Message

By Sheri Porath Rockwell, Acting Chair, Privacy attorney, Sidley Austin

July was a big month in California privacy thanks to the Office of the Attorney General’s publication of new information about its CCPA enforcement efforts, its support for an evolving global privacy control standard, and the introduction of a consumer tool to flag possible CCPA violations.  We summarize these developments for you.  We also highlight another case that rejects attempts to maintain the privileged status of forensic reports created in the wake of cybersecurity attacks.

The Privacy Law Section is also busy developing robust programming for the fall.  We are kicking it off with our event, COVID-19 Return to Work and Privacy Considerations for California Employers and Employees ,on August 31 at noon, (register here) and our September 15th section-wide membership meeting featuring Twitter’s Chetan Gupta, who will be interviewed by Orrick’s Melanie Phillips on his paper entitled The Market’s Law of Privacy: Case Studies in Privacy/Security Adoption.  .5 CLE credits will be offered for attending the section-wide meeting, keep an eye on your email for details.  Visit our website or our social sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) for more information and to register for the events.

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