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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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Adobe Introduces Software to Replace Third-Party Cookies

This week Adobe Inc. released some updated software for companies to target customers with advertising and offers using the brands’ own data as opposed to third-party cookies. More and more, third-party...

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Supreme Court’s Decision in Facebook Litigation Narrows the Scope of the TCPA

At the beginning of April 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Facebook in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, reversing the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

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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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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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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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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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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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Is Your Business Collecting COVID-19-Related Employee Data? If So, You May Need to Update Your CCPA Employee Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires businesses covered by the CCPA to notify their employees of the categories of personal information the business collects about employees and the purposes for...

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