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Privacy Law Section

In this second part of our NFT series, join Daniel Goldberg and Zach Lewis, members of Frankfurt Kurnit’s Privacy & Data Security and Blockchain Technology Groups, for a webinar about the privacy and data protection issues brands must consider when dropping an NFT collection. Read more
In recent years, the term “NFT” has permeated our society, even becoming Collins Dictionary’s 2021 Word of the Year. Read more
CLA’s Privacy Law Section summarizes important developments in California privacy and beyond. Read more
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court officially overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Prior to the announcement of the decision, alarms were raised about how health information collected by mobile apps and tech companies may be abused and used to penalize women for seeking or considering an abortion. On June 16, 2022, Congressional Representative Sara Jacobs (D-California), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) responded to such concerns by introducing the federal privacy bill, My Body, My Data Act (“the Act”). Read more
In May 2022, Georgetown University law professor Alvaro Bedoya was confirmed to the fifth and last open commissioner’s seat on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). With the appointment of Commissioner Bedoya, a Democrat, the Democratic appointees on the Commission now have a 3-2 majority. Consequently, many analysts observe that FTC Chair Lina Khan is clear to push forward a very robust data privacy protection agenda. In interviews, Chair Khan noted how increased consumer use of online platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a wider “commercial surveillance” industry. Below are some highlights of the FTC’s forthcoming data privacy agenda. Read more
Northeastern states are making major changes to their privacy laws. Maine enacted a narrow bill, New York significantly amended one of its pending comprehensive privacy proposals, and the Massachusetts House shelved its flagship privacy bill. Read more
On July 8, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) started the formal rulemaking process to adopt proposed regulations implementing the Consumer Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Read more
If there is one thing that could be considered a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the accelerated discussion of employee privacy issues and workplace monitoring. The mass movement to remote work in recent years has put the spotlight on whether and how employees have privacy rights. Read more
On June 8, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) voted to move forward with California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) rulemaking. CPPA Chairperson Jennifer Urban will present during this webinar what the CPPA seeks to accomplish with this rulemaking and what we can expect to see in the proposed draft regulations. Chairperson Urban will also address the timeline for public comments, what types of comments the Board is seeking and describe the enforcement authority the CPPA and the California Office of the Attorney General will share once the CPRA becomes operative on January 1, 2023. Read more
2022 is a pivotal year for businesses when it comes to privacy compliance. Current business practices, many shaped by the CCPA, will need to change to account for the CPRA. Among other material changes, the laws require adjustments to how businesses treat ad tech data disclosures, the contracts they must enter into with third parties, and important limitations on activities that can be performed by service providers. Read more

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