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Recent CCPA Enforcement Actions Highlight the Importance of a CCPA-Compliant Privacy Policy

This is the time of year for thought pieces reflecting on the past year or so to speculate on the hot topics for next year. I began to wonder about California...

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Colorado Newest State to Adopt Consumer Privacy Law

With the signature of Governor Jared Polis last week on the Colorado Privacy Act, Colorado became the third state (following California and Virginia) to adopt a comprehensive consumer privacy law. We...

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Volkswagen and Audi Hit with Data Breach Class Action

This week, Volkswagen AG’s U.S. entity and its Audi brand were hit with a class action for a data breach that allegedly compromised 3.3 million consumers’ personal information. In the U.S....

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Keep Biometric Information Laws on the Radar for Compliance

Ever since the enactment of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), we have been watching the development of laws around the collection, use, disclosure and retention of biometric information. In...

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Dark Patterns and the CCPA: How Your Website Can Comply

The California Attorney General recently approved modified regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). One part of the modified regulations bans “dark patterns” on a website. What are dark patterns?...

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Additional CCPA Regulations Approved

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced this week that the Office of Administrative Law approved additional California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations, which became effective March 15, 2021. The additional changes...

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Federal Court Finds the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Does Not Apply Retroactively, Dismissing Claims Against Walmart Stemming from an Alleged Data Breach

A federal District Court in California recently dismissed a lawsuit against Walmart that arose from an alleged data breach. (Gardiner v. Walmart, Inc., 20-cv-04618-JSW (N.D. Cal., March 5, 2021). Among other...

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Consumer Reports Releases Model State Privacy Act – More States Introduce Consumer Privacy Legislation

This week, Consumer Reports published a Model State Privacy Act. The Consumer advocacy organization proposed model legislation “to ensure that companies are required to honor consumers’ privacy.” The model legislation is...

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Marriott Wins CCPA Data Breach Lawsuit

Marriott recently won dismissal of a proposed class action data breach lawsuit alleging several violations, including a violation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The case, Arifur Rahman v. Marriott...

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Sensitive Personal Information – What Is It and What Does It Mean for California Privacy Rights Act Compliance?

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) expands the definition of personal information as it currently exists in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CPRA adds “sensitive personal information” as a...

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