Privacy and Information Security

In the absence of comprehensive federal privacy law, states are following California’s lead and proposing their own privacy bills. This blog post provides an overview of three state bills that we are tracking closely in this year’s legislative session: the Washington Privacy Act (“WAPA”), the New York Privacy Act (“NYPA”), and the Virginia Consumer Data

In the absence of comprehensive federal privacy law, states are following California’s lead and proposing their own privacy bills. This blog post provides an overview of three state bills that we are tracking closely in this year’s legislative session: the Washington Privacy Act (“WAPA”), the New York Privacy Act (“NYPA”), and the Virginia Consumer Data

New York may become the latest state to allow consumers to sue companies for improperly collecting, retaining or using certain biometric data.  Earlier this week, a bipartisan slate of state legislators (17 Democrats, 7 Republicans) introduced Assembly Bill 27, which seeks to amend New York’s General Business Law to add a new article known

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) right to non-discrimination explainedThe California Attorney General’s office announced a fourth set of proposed modifications to the CCPA regulations. These modifications: (1) clarify the requirement for businesses that sell personal information that is collected offline to provide offline opt-out notices; and (2) propose an opt-out button for businesses to feature online along with opt-out notices and the “Do

For the second time this year, the TCPA came before the Supreme Court via teleconference oral argument in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid, et al, Case No. 19-511 (2020). The Supreme Court’s disposition of Facebook’s petition is expected to resolve a widening Circuit split over what qualifies as an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS”) under

Ad Law Access PodcastAs covered in the blog post “It’s Here: California Voters Approve the CPRA,” California voters passed ballot Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”)  Also known as CCPA 2.0, CPRA brings a number of changes to the CCPA, the majority of which will become operative on January 1, 2023. In

Seven months after being called upon by members of Congress to investigate Zoom’s data security practices, a divided FTC announced on November 9 a settlement with the videoconferencing platform.

The FTC’s five-count administrative complaint alleges that Zoom deceived users about several of its security features and harmed users by circumventing security and privacy controls provided