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Maintaining privilege over forensic data-breach reports

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In the new reality of transparent data collection, use, and security, companies may be forced to strike a careful balance between protecting their confidential and privileged information and complying with various laws requiring them to be transparent and to keep consumers informed. READ MORE

California Attorney General submits fourth set of CCPA modifications for review

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On December 10, the Attorney General of California released a fourth set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act. These new modification follow the Attorney General’s proposed regulations released on October 11, 2019, as well as the California Attorney General’s previous modifications on February 10 and March 11, 2020. READ MORE

California Privacy Rights Act passes

Elizabeth Casale November 6, 2020
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California Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act, passed on November 3, 2020. The CPRA amends and supplements some of the key provisions in California’s existing consumer privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act. READ MORE

California Attorney General submits final CCPA regulations for review

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On June 1, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted final CCPA regulations for review by the Office of Administrative Law. The final regulations are substantively the same as the second modified regulations that the AG released back in March, but the timing of the release creates new questions. READ MORE

California Attorney General releases second set of modifications to CCPA

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The California Attorney General released a new set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act, following the Attorney General’s proposed regulations released on October 10, 2019. The new modifications include some welcome changes for businesses and clarifying language for a number of the law’s sections. READ MORE

California Attorney General releases modifications to proposed CCPA regulations

Luke Sosnicki James Shreve February 12, 2020
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On February 7, California’s Attorney General released modified proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act. Many of the revisions can be reasonably interpreted to lessen the burden on businesses attempting to comply with the CCPA. READ MORE

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

Jennifer Post Luke Sosnicki December 10, 2019
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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

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

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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

CFPB final rule cuts costs and headaches from annual privacy notices

James Shreve August 21, 2018
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The CFPB’s long-awaited final rule affecting when financial institutions need to send out annual privacy notices is here. Our Cybersecurity Bits & Bytes blog has a great summary of the new rule and how it could save significant time and money for regulated institutions. READ MORE