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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
State privacy legislation won’t slow down in 2023. Let’s look at what’s ahead in several states. Read more
As the year comes to an end, it is time to examine which California privacy legislation was signed into law and which failed to pass. Read more
On November 21, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its Advance notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security.  Read more
On September 15, 2022, the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA) was signed into law.  The CAADCA recognizes that "children need special safeguard[s] and care in all aspects of their lives."  Read more

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