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CLA’s Privacy Law Section summarizes important developments in California privacy and beyond. Read more
CLA’s Privacy Law Section summarizes important developments in California privacy and beyond. Read more
CLA’s Privacy Law Section summarizes important developments in the privacy world and invites you to join and get involved with our new section! Read more
On March 12, 2021, a Northern District of California court ruled that Google must face lawsuit accusing it of collecting data from users who are browsing the internet in “incognito mode,” violating California privacy laws. Read more
A motion to dismiss filed by Google, LLC in an enforcement action by the Mississippi Attorney General under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was recently denied by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Read more
On March 17, the OAG announced the board appoints for the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). The CPPA is a “new administrative agency charged with protecting the fundamental privacy rights of consumers over their personal information. Read more
On March 3, Google announced it is on pace to phase out its use of third-party cookies (with no alternative) for cross-site tracking. Google started down this path in 2020, announcing that Chrome—Google’s web browser--would remove support for third-party cookies by 2022, making them obsolete. Google’s plan is to substitute the one-to-one cookie-centric targeting with a privacy-first and interest-based technology that is being referred to as cohort targeting—Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoCs). Read more
On March 17, California officials announced the board appointments for the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA). Read more
On January 20, 2020, the United Kingdom (U.K.) announced it would be leaving the European Union (EU). For the purposes of data protection law, the U.K.’s exit from the EU signaled it would be undergoing a change in its status under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or the Regulation) from a member state to a ‘third country’ (i.e., outside the EU). This means EU member states must comply with Chapter V of the GDPR in relation to any transfers from the EU to the UK. Read more
This week marks the one-year anniversary of many of us starting to work from home. We hope everyone is staying safe and feeling connected through our community. We are grateful that we were able to establish the new Privacy Law Section during the pandemic and that this is giving us an opportunity to continue to stay involved in the ever-evolving privacy landscape and build the community to support each other. Read more

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