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Blackbaud Must Face CCPA Claims in Multi-district Class Action from Data Breach

Blackbaud, which suffered a data breach of its customers’ data in a ransomware attack in 2020, in which it admitted paying the ransom in a double extortion attack [view related posts],...

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Fertility Clinic That Sent Sensitive Email to a Patient’s Work Group Faces Lawsuit

A fertility clinic in California cannot escape a lawsuit brought by a patient after the clinic sent private information to the individual’s entire work team. The clinic, Lane Fertility Institute for...

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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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Virginia Law Bans Local Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

The state of Virginia recently enacted a law banning local law enforcement and campus police departments from using facial recognition technology. Facial recognition technology is defined as an “electronic system for...

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Toll Penalties Forgiven After Alleged Illegal Disclosure of License Plate Numbers

I once drove over the Golden Gate Bridge in a rental car not knowing that it was a toll bridge and that no cash payment options were available. I slowly and...

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Walmart Litigation Provides Guidance on Data Breach Class Action Suits Under the CCPA

Gardiner v. Walmart provided some guidance as to the specificity required to state a claim under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the types of damages that may be recoverable...

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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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California Privacy Protection Agency Board Members Appointed

California Governor Gavin Newsom, along with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), announced the appointment of the five-member...

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Virginia Has a New Data Privacy Law

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Virginia now joins California as the second state to have a data privacy law. The...

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OCR Continues to Enforce Its HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced another settlement involving investigations under its Right of Access Initiative. This settlement, the sixteenth such agreement under the Initiative (and one of the...

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