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Business Law Internet & Privacy Law Committee

Updates from the BLS Internet & Privacy Law Committee

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) was signed into law on June 28, 2018, and went into effect January 1, 2020. The CCPA was later amended when California voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). Read more
Employee monitoring is not a new phenomenon in the United States. Badge swipes, website traffic monitoring and security cameras were commonplace, even before the pandemic. Read more
   The 2016 Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”) is the first top-level legislation imposing a data localization requirement on the operators of critical information infrastructure (“CII”) in China. Read more
On March 10, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta released an opinion about a business’s disclosure requirements for “inferred data” (also termed “internally generated inferences”) within the context of an individual’s right of access request (“Data Subject Access Request” or “DSAR”). Read more
There are many privacy concerns associated with the use of wearable technology in sports. Therefore, athletes, teams, leagues, and affiliated third parties should begin to heavily consider the ongoing development of biometric privacy laws into their respective cost-benefit analyses. Read more
In a world that believes “privacy is dead” and “data is the new oil,” privacy professionals are met with the tricky task of persuading cross-functional teams to seriously consider privacy-forward goals. Read more
The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) was enacted to address increasing concerns about the collection and sale of Californian residents’ personal information as online activities grew more frequent and more detailed.[ii] The CCPA provides data collection rights for California residents as well as regulations for certain businesses that sell personal information. However, the consequences under CCPA for third party analytic cookies was left open to interpretation. Read more
Many FinTech Companies’ missions are similar: democratize financial services , create an open financial system , and have every individual participate and thrive in the economy. Read more
The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), its multiple amendments and revisions, and the recent support of a majority of California voters to pass Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, aimed at enhancing it, reflects how privacy issues occupy consumers’ attention and consequently, are on the radar of companies who collect information about California residents. Read more
The Pew Research Center survey on Americans and Privacy found most Americans have been asked to agree to a company’s privacy policy and that 22% always or often read the privacy notice, while another 38% sometimes read the notice. Read more

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