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California privacy never sleeps.  On September 20, 2022 Governor Gavin Newsome signed into law AB-2273, “The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act” (“the Act”). Modeled after the United Kingdom’s Age-Appropriate Design Code, the Act is intended to modernize online protections for children 17 and under by requiring a business, as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), that provides an online service, product, or feature likely to be accessed by children to comply with numerous provisions.  Read more
California Attorney General Rob Bonta (“AG Bonta”) and the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) have been active in protecting the privacy rights of Californians and making sure businesses comply with their obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (“CCPA”). On August 24, 2022, the OAG issued a press release (“Press Release”) and concurrently released a YouTube video of AG Bonta, regarding a CCPA enforcement action settlement with Sephora, Inc. (“Sephora”) over allegations that Sephora the CCPA. Read more
By Natalie Marcell, CIPP/US The California legislature did not pass a bill to extend the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) Human Resources (HR) and Business-to-Business (B2B) exemptions, and therefore both exemptions are set to expire on January 1, 2023.  HR and B2B exemptions have been in effect since the CCPA first became enforceable on July 1, 2020.  The original expiration date for the exemptions was January 1, 2021, but the sunset date was moved out twice: first by the legislature… Read more
The California Privacy Protection Agency Applauds Speaker Pelosi for her Statement on Federal Privacy Legislation Read more
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) noticed modifications (and additional documents and other information relied upon) to the text of the proposed regulations, triggering a 15-day comment period that closes on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 8am. Read more
On October 27, 2022, the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) held its 44th Annual Global Privacy Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey, where the GPA admitted the CPPA as a full voting member. The GPA is a global forum, comprised of over 130 data protection and privacy authorities, that aims to help advance privacy efforts across the world.  Read more
It’s been a busy few months in California privacy, to say the least!  This jam-packed edition of our e-News will bring you current on new developments and get you excited for the year ahead, which promises to be a busy one.  Read more
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

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