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Proposed federal privacy bills exceed even California’s CCPA requirements in some respects

Luke Sosnicki James Shreve December 23, 2019
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Two recent online privacy bills introduced in the U.S. Senate highlight some of the key privacy and data security issues that Congress may tackle next year. While they share much in common, key differences between the two include whether a federal bill would be privately-actionable and if it preempts state laws. READ MORE

Blog Browse: Higher education should pay attention to the CCPA

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The CCPA takes effect in less than a month. It will be the strictest privacy law in the country, and may be a model for other states as well. If they haven’t already, educational institutions—including both for-profit and non-profit schools—should take immediate steps to familiarize themselves with the statute and develop a plan to comply. READ MORE

CCPA: The next horizon for M&A deals in California and beyond

Jennifer Post Luke Sosnicki December 10, 2019
Padlock sitting on a motherboard

Recent polls suggest that many companies covered by the CCPA are not yet compliant, creating interesting issues and pitfalls for merger & acquisition deals beginning in 2020. With the CCPA taking effect on January 1, the implications for covered business and those acquiring or merging with them deserve careful consideration. READ MORE

What businesses need to know about the Attorney General’s proposed CCPA regulations

Luke Sosnicki James Shreve October 14, 2019
Illustration of man using shield to protect computer

On October 10, 2019, California’s Attorney General released its long-awaited draft regulations explaining how the state intends to enforce the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act. The regulations leave much to the best judgment of businesses that will be doing their best to comply and are in response to questions raised during the comment-gathering process. READ MORE

California ballot initiative would further strengthen the state’s consumer privacy laws

Luke Sosnicki James Shreve October 3, 2019
Illustration of a computer with a lock and chain around it

Before the CCPA has even gone into effect, privacy advocates have already introduced new legislation further tightening California’s consumer laws. The vast majority of the new initiative would impose additional requirements on companies that want to do business with California consumers. READ MORE

Examining the six amendments to the CCPA awaiting Governor Newsom’s signature

California state capital and state flag

Although the California Consumer Privacy Act will be effective in only a few short months, key amendments are still awaiting the Governor’s signature. Some of the amendments make exemptions from the CCPA, while others provide clarification of the Act’s terms. READ MORE