In a little-noticed consent decree in the fall of 2019, the Federal Trade Commission took the position that businesses whose services facilitate financial operations on behalf of financial institutions may themselves be financial institutions subject to the privacy and data security requirements under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. This decision may […]
Europe’s Highest Court Invalidates the EU-US Privacy Shield, Casts Doubt on Viability of Model Clauses for Data Transfers to the US
On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a decision that uprooted long-standing legal frameworks on which thousands of US and EU companies have relied to transfer personal data from the EU to the US.
CCPA Round-Up: Enforcement Begins; “CCPA 2.0” Qualifies for November Ballot; Facebook Updates CCPA Stance
The California Attorney General’s power to enforce the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect today, July 1, 2020, after a busy week of CCPA-related developments that included: The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (aka “CCPA 2.0”) qualifying for California’s November 3, 2020 General Election ballot; and Facebook’s announcement […]
On June 1, the California Attorney General submitted its final proposed regulations implementing the CCPA to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for its review and approval. The final regulations contain no material changes from the second modified draft regulations issued on March 11, 2020 (which is discussed in […]
As the UK begins to ease lockdown measures, employers in all sectors are considering how their employees can return to work in the safest possible way. For many, this will include testing to check whether employees have (or have already had) COVID-19. Any employer wishing to carry out such testing […]
Law360 “It has become increasingly clear that a combination of COVID-19 testing and use of geolocation technologies for contact tracing will be essential for the nation to get back to life and work. With this realization came outcry that contact tracing is a leap to the surveillance society that would […]
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, artificial intelligence and algorithms, particularly in the context of pricing, were a focus of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on online platforms and sellers using algorithms to set prices, it is particularly […]
New York Law Journal “The CLOUD Act is about to stir up a legal storm. The act was originally passed in March 2018 to ensure US law enforcement officials could obtain information from US-based communications providers even if that information is stored overseas. But the act has another, more controversial provision: […]
Rigorous Privacy and InfoSec Requirements May Be in Store for Companies That Accept Government Equity Stakes
Federal government agencies, government-controlled corporations and some government contractors must comply with robust federal laws that govern federal agencies’ privacy and information security practices – the Privacy Act and FISMA, respectively. Now, these laws may apply to companies that accept federal government aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]
On March 11, 2020, the California Attorney General released a second set of modifications to the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act. These modifications include important updates to the first round of modifications that were released on February 10, 2020. We have summarized the notable changes below.