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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
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
Embarking into a new year – 2021- and beyond I have identified three trends which appear to be noteworthy as it relates to data and privacy amongst consumers and businesses. Read more
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

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