Privacy and Information Security

In 2019, Ad Law Access published 124 stories on a wide range of topics. However, two topics stood out above the others:

  • California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
    CCPA was far and away the most popular topic of 2019 and, as mentioned in one of our last posts of the year, “businesses and privacy professionals

Congratulations. You’re nearly to January 1 with new practices designed to address CCPA obligations. Hydrate, and grab an energy bar – you’re just hitting your stride. Up ahead, we’ll need to incorporate obligations under the final Attorney General CCPA regulations (finalized perhaps mid-summer?), potential new legislation, and perhaps changes from a ballot initiative, which just

When it takes effect next month, the CCPA is almost certain to become an immediate spark for litigation.  While requests for access/deletion and individual or threatened claims start to fill in-house legal departments’ inboxes and the practical realities of compliance seize resources, a more fundamental question will need to be answered:  Is the CCPA constitutional?

As the 45-day period for public comments on proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) draws to a close (comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm Pacific time on December 6), we share this report from the second of four public hearings that the Attorney General’s Office is holding this week.  Deputy

On November 26, 2019, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) along with other Democratic senators across four key Senate committees introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Right Act (“COPRA”).  Per Senator Klobuchar’s description, COPRA “establishes digital rules of the road for companies, ensures that consumers have the right to access and control how their personal data is

The week after Thanksgiving is always a busy one and this year does not disappoint. We are pleased to be holding the following educational opportunities this week:

California Consumer Privacy Act Workshop Los Angeles Edition
In Los Angeles, on Wednesday, December 4, we will be holding the latest in our series of California Consumer Privacy

Last Monday, Google released its answer to the CCPA: a new “service provider” contract.  Given Google’s widely used advertising and analytics technologies, Google’s new contract has the potential to influence how website publishers, advertisers, the Ad Tech industry, and software as a service (SaaS) providers approach compliance with California’s new privacy law.

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California is not the only state focused on privacy.  The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office recently emphasized how the Office is prioritizing its enforcement of such issues. Over its first year, the newly-created Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Section within the New Jersey Division of Law has initiated its own actions and joined several multi-state investigations. 

As privacy and personal data issues continue to be a focus of both legal action and media coverage, privacy policy statements are getting dusted off and reviewed by more eyes.  Imprecise or inaccurate policy statements, themselves, can expose a company to potential liability.  While most of the recent California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) attention has

On another new episode of the Ad Law Access PodcastAlysa Hutnik starts at the beginning and explains a few of the issues you need to think about before starting a telemarketing texting campaign.

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