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Colorado Law Restricts Use of Facial Recognition Technology by Government Agencies

Ramping up the state’s continued focus on data privacy, on June 8, 2022, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed legislation aimed at limiting the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies...

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Draft CPRA Regulations Aim to Streamline Opt-Out Processes

On Friday, the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) issued its first proposed regulations under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The proposed rules have drawn criticism for requiring companies...

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Connecticut’s Privacy Law Signed by Governor

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring Act (CPDPA) into law on May 10, 2022, making Connecticut the most recent state to pass its own privacy...

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You Might Want to Rethink That New Meditation App

Researchers from the Mozilla Foundation reviewed the privacy policies of 32 mental health apps ranging from guided meditation to telehealth counseling services and flagged 28 of them as having “Privacy Not...

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Feel Good Ukraine Tractor Story Highlights Ag Cyber Risk

The good news? John Deere bricked expensive farm equipment taken by thieving Russian troops. The bad news: those same remote access features could be used to launch crippling, large scale attacks...

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Kentucky is The Latest State to Adopt the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recently signed House Bill 474 to become the latest state to enact data insurance security legislation. The new law is modeled after the data security law of...

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Last Week Tonight Host Pokes at Congress Over Data Brokering Regulation

John Oliver, comedian and host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, called on Congress to issue broad data privacy legislation by making it elegantly personal – he bought their data. Following a...

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Virginia Amends New Privacy Law

Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia recently approved legislation to amend the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). In a time when data privacy bills creep through state legislatures only to die...

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FTC Chair Signals Crackdown on Confusing Privacy Policies

At the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit earlier this week, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan rounded out her first year on the job by calling out “overwhelming”...

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Mailchimp Suffers a Data Breach

This week we learned that the email and social media marketing company Mailchimp suffered a data breach that allowed an intruder to view 319 Mailchimp accounts. According to multiple sources, audience...

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