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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes omnipresent, reshaping business practices across diverse sectors, such as healthcare, finance, and communication, the intricate interplay between AI and privacy law assumes heightened significance, demanding careful consideration and prompt adaptation. While many hail the release of generative AI to the public as a generational shift in technology, many still fear the perils that come with it. Read more
On September 18, 2023, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman granted a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA or “the Act”). CAADCA was signed into law in September 2022 and would have gone into effect on July 1, 2024. The lawsuit enjoining the enforcement of CAADCA was brought by Netchoice, a trade association of online businesses and eCommerce businesses, in December 2022. Netchoice challenged the constitutionality of CAADCA in its complaint against California Attorney General Rob Bonta. Read more
According to media reports, White House Office Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy National Cyber Director Chris DeRusha has indicated that the Biden administration is already reexamining the implementation plan for its national cybersecurity strategy published back on March 2, 2023. Read more
CLA's Privacy Law Section recently hosted the first of two webinars on litigation regarding California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code, which imposes obligations on online platforms to assess how content, contacts, and conduct on their platforms might harm children.  Read more
During the Inaugural Annual Privacy Law Summit hosted by the Privacy Law Section of California Lawyers Association (CLA), Lisa Kim, Senior Privacy Counsel and Advisor to the California Privacy Protection Agency, was recognized as the 2023 Privacy Lawyer of the Year. The special award was presented during a ceremony culminating a two-day summit that took place February 9-10, 2023, at the UCLA Luskin Center in Los Angeles, California. Read more
The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) announced on 17 November 2022 that they issued a fine of 800,000 euros on 10 November 2022 against Discord, Inc., for failure to comply with several GDPR obligations, particularly the data retention periods and security of personal data. Read more
On 17 January 2023, the CNIL announced that it issued a fine of 3 million euros on the company Voodoo, which publishes video games for smartphones, for using the technical identifier IDFV for advertising without the user's consent. Read more
Most of the recent discourse around TikTok, a popular video sharing app, is accompanied by headlines like “FBI Director Says TikTok is a threat to National Security,” but a new study released in January 2023 suggests that statement may be misleading. Read more
With an ever growing interest in the protection of biometric information, laws that protect biometric information are now getting their time to shine. Perhaps, none has garnered more attention and has had a greater impact recently than the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Read more
In August 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought enforcement actions against data broker Kochava. Read more

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