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February Privacy Oracle: Proposed Amendments to the CCPA, Array of State Privacy Proposals, Upcoming Federal Hearings & Other Policy Developments

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Up against a deadline for the introduction of legislation in the 2019 California state legislative session, numerous pieces of legislation were proposed last week to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), including a draft bill supported by the state attorney general that would allow consumers to bring private lawsuits …

Avoid Legal Turbulence while Navigating the Cloud and AI in Healthcare

Microsoft and Adam Greene of Davis Wright Tremaine present: Avoiding Legal Turbulence While Navigating the Cloud and AI in Healthcare on March 20, 2019 in New York City. This program is designed for legal and compliance professionals in the health and life sciences industry.

Technology is transforming the healthcare industry …

January Privacy Oracle: Analysis of Draft Washington State Privacy Act, New State and Federal Proposals, and Other Policy Developments

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Washington threatened to further complicate the U.S. legal landscape on Friday, January 18, as a group of state senators introduced the “Washington Privacy Act,” SB 5376, a bill which would establish GDPR-like requirements on businesses that collect personal information related to Washington residents. In addition to requirements for notice, …

He’s Making a List. Will Regulators Check His Privacy Practices Twice?

Santa’s practice of monitoring behavior of children across the globe has been publically disclosed for decades, but the recent implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) raise new questions about the lawfulness of Santa’s activities and rights of children …

Vacation is Canceled!: Consumer Reporting Agencies Must Satisfy First-in-the-Nation N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulations by the Fall

On June 25, 2018, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued a final regulation (the “Regulation”) requiring consumer reporting agencies with “significant operations” in New York to (1) register with NYDFS for the first time and (2) comply with the NYDFS’s cybersecurity regulation. Under the Regulation, consumer reporting …

Collision Course: Foreign Influence Operations, Data Security and Privacy

On June 11, 2018, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Adam Hickey testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee about “foreign influence operations, which include cyber efforts to interfere in our elections. As stated by Hickey, “[f]oreign influence operations include covert actions by foreign governments intended to affect U.S. political sentiment and public …

FTC Reminder: Websites and Online Services Subject to COPPA Must Honor Data Deletion Requirements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reminded companies why record retention policies are important, especially when required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). In a blog post, titled “Under COPPA, data deletion isn’t just a good idea. It’s the law,” the FTC explained that …

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

NC Data Breach Legislation Accounts for Ransomware Attacks

“Following an increase in reported state data breaches in 2017, North Carolina’s attorney general and a state representative introduced data breach legislation to better protect individuals,” HealthIT Security reports.

 

World Economic Forum: Cyber-Attacks Third Most Likely Global Risk in 2018

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