Europe Issues Pragmatic Privacy Guidance for COVID-19 Data Processing

European data protection authorities have issued important guidance on the processing of personal data in connection with COVID-19. At a pan-European level, on March 19, 2020, the European Data Protection Board issued a statement on the processing of personal data in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The GDPR and Coronavirus: What Organisations in the UK Need to Know

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has, over the course of this week, published various notes of advice and blog posts to organisations and data subjects in respect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

US Guidance on Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information to Combat COVID-19

Companies are working hard to balance the privacy of their employees and the need to keep employees informed and safe. Many have encouraged employees and visitors to report if they experience COVID-19 symptoms or have otherwise been exposed to the virus through travel or their communities. They have collected this […]

FTC Increasingly Looks to Public Companies’ SEC Disclosures for Privacy and Cybersecurity Enforcement Opportunities

While the FTC does not make its initial privacy and cybersecurity investigations public, there have been reports that the FTC has initiated an increasing number of privacy and cybersecurity-related enforcement actions following disclosures of privacy or cybersecurity incidents by public companies in their SEC filings. 

Round 2: California AG Revises Proposed CCPA Regulations

On February 7 and 10, 2020, the California Attorney General released modifications to the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act. The modifications substantially revise the initial version of the proposed regulations released last October. Notable changes focus on the following topics:  Definitions of “personal information” and other key […]

Data Protection Post-Brexit: Business as Usual (at Least Until 2021)

The United Kingdom left the European Union at 11:00 pm on January 31, 2020. However, the UK has entered into transitional arrangements with the EU under which the existing data protection frameworks established by the GDPR, including the EU-US Privacy Shield, will continue to apply until December 31, 2020 (the period until […]

Schrems 2.0 – The Advocate General’s Opinion

Background The Court of Justice of the European Union Advocate General issued his much‑anticipated opinion in the case commonly known as “Schrems 2.0.”   The AG’s opinion is not legally binding. However, it is likely to influence the CJEU’s decision in the case, which is expected to be handed down […]

Private and Public CCPA Enforcement Will Launch on January 1, 2020 Despite California AG Delay

As we approach the January 1, 2020 effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), many companies are feeling in the dark about how and when the CCPA will be enforced. Will the California Attorney General call on January 2nd? Will plaintiffs’ lawyers serve complaints on January 3rd? Will […]

Tardy for the CCPA Party? Tips for Your Last Month Before the Deadline

With a month left before the January 1, 2020 deadline to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, covered businesses should ideally be well on their way to compliance. But what if you procrastinated and find yourself tardy for the CCPA compliance party? Here are a few practical, last-minute tips […]

The DAA Announces the Development of New CCPA Tools for Ad Industry

On November 25, 2019, the Digital Advertising Alliance announced it is developing cross-industry tools for publishers, brands, agencies and adtech to provide a mechanism to opt out under the California Consumer Privacy Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020. These tools align with the DAA’s self-regulatory guidelines and are […]