U.S. Congresswomen Anna Eshoo (D-California) and Zoe Lofgren (D-California) have reintroduced House Resolution 6027 for the Online Privacy Act of 2021.
Some of the bill’s key differentiators from CCPA, CDPA…
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The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responded to the U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) “Data: Unlimited” initiative.
There is a lot to unpack. Here is…
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Can consent be considered “freely given” if the alternative is to pay 10, 20 or 100 times the market price of your data to keep it to yourself?
Have you been leisurely following California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) litigation thinking, “That’s only for data breaches, not ‘soft’ violations.”
California Attorney General Rob Bonta’s office has been…
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The Ohio Personal Privacy Act, also known as House Bill 376, is being considered in the Buckeye State.
Here are a few takeaways:
- Enforcement by Attorney General only
- Affirmative defense
Children’s data isn’t child’s play.
If you have a product or service that collects information from children, you should:
- Be transparent. No, really. And figure out the best ways to
U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts has introduced the “Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act.”
If signed into law, the bill will impose several new requirements on online…
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North Dakota, Utah, Washington State. .. all three have recently introduced new pieces of data privacy legislation.
Utah State Rep. Walt Brooks, has introduced House Bill 80, which creates an “affirmative defense” for companies in lawsuits over data breaches, provided they can prove that they maintain up-to-date data security.
“It doesn’t give them immunity and it doesn’t release them from liability especially if they’re negligent,” said Brooks.
Another bill introduced in the legislature regulates the state’s use of facial recognition technology.
House Majority Leader Francis Gibson, has introduced House Bill 243, which creates a statewide “privacy officer” to look at how state and local governments use some tech and whether or not people’s personal information is protected.
Assembly Bill 335 has been introduced in the California legislature to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to include an exception for watercraft-related information.
The bill would expand the…
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