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Considering Texting About Work? Beware.

As the rise in remote work has led to an increased reliance on mobile devices to stay connected – with cellphones at our fingertips virtually 24/7 – the use of third-party messaging applications to communicate about work has become commonplace. From WhatsApp to Telegram, corporate executives, financial services professionals and […]

California Supreme Court Boosts Policyholders Seeking Coverage for Privacy Class Actions

Key takeaways In a recent opinion, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of California-based tech giant Yahoo in a multiyear legal battle with the National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The insurer had refused to defend Yahoo against five class action lawsuits alleging Yahoo violated provisions of […]

European Commission Approves Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

On 13 December 2022, the European Commission issued a draft adequacy decision concluding that the EU-US Data Privacy Framework provides an adequate level of protection for personal data transferred from EU to US companies. Approved by the US following President Joe Biden’s executive order in October 2022, the framework is […]

Cooley Privacy Talks: Key Things to Know About Data Protection Laws in China

This post relates to Cooley’s Privacy Talks series – a webinar program featuring Cooley practitioners discussing practical guidance and best practices around managing data protection-related issues. Sessions range from the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – and all the other new data […]

California Legislature Passes Children’s Privacy Bills

Update: Governor Newsom signed the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act into law on September 14, 2022 and signed the Student Test Taker Privacy Protection Act into law on September 28, 2022. California’s legislature adjourned for the year on August 31, 2022, after passing two notable children’s privacy bills: the California […]

California Legislature Declines to Extend the CCPA’s HR and B2B Exemptions

Last week, the California Legislature adjourned its 2022 legislative session without passing proposed legislation (AB 2871, AB 2891, SB 1454, AB 1102) that would have extended or made permanent exemptions under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) applicable to personal information collected in human resources (HR) and business-to-business (B2B) contexts. […]

Data Disputes: How UK Class Action Landscape Is Shaping Up

Introduction The number of class actions brought in the UK is likely to grow considerably in the coming years. In particular, we expect claimant firms to continue making claims for misuse use of data where an issue affects a large number of individuals. This post: Introduces group and representative actions […]

California Attorney General Announces $1.2 Million CCPA Settlement With Sephora Amid Ongoing Enforcement Sweep

On August 24, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $1.2 million settlement with cosmetics retailer Sephora to resolve allegations that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and failed to cure those violations within the CCPA’s 30-day cure period.

FTC Proposes Change in Regulation, Enforcement of Data Collection and Security

Key Takeaways On August 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to initiate a process that would allow it to develop and enforce rules on what the FTC has termed “commercial surveillance,” which it broadly defines as the “collection, aggregation, analysis, retention, transfer, […]

US Privacy Compliance Journey: Due Diligence and Gap Assessment

This post relates to Cooley’s US Privacy Compliance Journey – webinar series presenting a holistic roadmap to compliance with a new generation of US privacy laws starting to take effect on January 1, 2023, including the California Privacy Rights Act, the Colorado Privacy Act, the Connecticut Data Privacy Act, the […]