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Presenting the inaugural column of Profiles in California Privacy Law, where we explore the many ways in which California privacy lawyers practice and what makes them tick.  Edelson’s Aaron Lawson – A Dynamic Plaintiffs’-Side Privacy Litigation Practice Interviewed by Jennifer Oliver Q: When did you decide to become a privacy lawyer?  Or did you? A: I definitely didn’t grow up necessarily thinking I would become a privacy attorney.  After law school graduation I went to work as a staff attorney… Read more
CLA’s Privacy Law Publications Committee highlights some of the more meaningful privacy and cybersecurity developments in recent months to help keep you up to date with the everchanging privacy landscape. Read more
By Jennifer S. Elkayam1 and Cody Venzke2 Governor Newsom closed out the 2019-20 California Legislative session by signing into law two California privacy bills and vetoing two others.  This article discusses the two bills that were signed (both of which amended the CCPA, one of which is effective immediately): Assembly Bill (AB) 713 amending the CCPA’s provisions regarding patient data to, among other things, address de-identification and information used for research and public health purposes, and AB 1281, which provides… Read more
When the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 (“CCPA”) went into effect on January 1, 2020, it brought with it the potential for a wave of class action lawsuits from California consumers whose personal identifiable information is compromised in data breaches. Read more
Final regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act were released on August 14, 2020, and are now enforceable. Read more
California privacy lawyers have had a busy July digesting several significant developments in privacy law, at home and abroad. Enforcement actions under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the July 16 decision in Europe’s highest court to invalidate the Privacy Shield data transfer framework underscore that compliance cannot not stop with the posting of a policy or the inclusion of standard terms in a contract. Read more

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