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The FTC announced today that it is seeking comments on a variety of issues related to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule. Although only six years have passed since the FTC’s 2013 COPPA Rule update, the FTC is initiating an early review in response to new technologies and applicability to certain business sectors, including

New York’s efforts to pass the New York Privacy Act failed when the bill did not appear in the most recent legislative session. The bill, said to be “tougher,” “bolder,” and more “sweeping” than other privacy legislation, initially gained a number of Senate co-sponsors when Sen. Kevin Thomas introduced it, but no Assembly members signed

Seven amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are one step closer to becoming law after the California Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance the legislation earlier this month.

The bills now head to the Committee on Appropriations for a vote next month, followed by a vote of the full Senate.  The

California legislators are tweaking language in a proposal to exclude employee or job applicant data from the State’s landmark privacy law slated to take effect in January.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants consumers the right to access, delete, or opt out of the sale of their personal information collected by a covered business. 

Last week, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced that Bombas had agreed to pay $65,000 and implement a number of injunctive provisions to settle allegations that the sock startup failed to comply with the state’s data breach notification statute. According to the press release, Bombas learned in November 2014, that an unauthorized intruder

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the California Assembly voted to approve four bills to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The legislation now moves to the California Senate.

In total, the Assembly has approved ten CCPA amendments. Here’s the full list:

Approved by the California Assembly – May 28 & 29

On Wednesday, the California Assembly voted to approve two bills to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The legislation now moves to the California Senate.

In total, the Assembly has approved five CCPA amendments. Four bills remain pending before the full Assembly. Here’s the full list:

Approved by the California Assembly This Week

In February, we posted that the California Attorney General and state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson had announced a bill that would have materially expanded legal exposure for businesses under the CCPA. The most concerning parts of the bill were the attempts to expand the private right of action to cover privacy practices, while simultaneously removing companies’

The CFPB released its proposed rule governing debt collection, which would impose new requirements for debt collectors related to when and how a consumer can be contacted, what can and must be said when a consumer is reached, and the procedures to validate and verify a debt.  Industry and other stakeholders have long anticipated the

On April 23, the California Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection held a hearing to discuss a number of proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  Here are some of the key bills the Committee voted to move forward: