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Kathryn Rattigan is a member of the Business Litigation Group and the Data Privacy and Security Team. She concentrates her practice on privacy and security compliance under both state and federal regulations and advising clients on website and mobile app privacy and security compliance. Kathryn helps clients review, revise and implement necessary policies and procedures under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She also provides clients with the information needed to effectively and efficiently handle potential and confirmed data breaches while providing insight into federal regulations and requirements for notification and an assessment under state breach notification laws. Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn was an associate at Nixon Peabody. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Stonehill College. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read her full rc.com bio here.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has declined to approve a new method for obtaining parental consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that would involve analyzing facial geometry to verify an adult’s identity.

In a letter to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Yoti (a digital identity company), and SuperAwesome (a company that

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) recently issued an enforcement advisory encouraging covered businesses to focus on their data minimization obligations related to consumer requests under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The advisory categorizes data minimization as a “foundational principle” of the CCPA and reflects the reasons why businesses will apply this principle for

Convergent Outsourcing Inc., a debt-collection agency, settled a data breach class action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington for $2.45 million. The class action suit against Convergent alleged that the business failed to protect the personal information of over 640,000 individuals. The breach occurred in June 2022.

Plaintiffs alleged that

The California Privacy Protection Agency’s (CPPA) highly anticipated regulations for automated decision-making technology and risk assessment requirements are likely far from final. The CPPA met at the beginning of the month but did not come to a consensus on what the final regulations should look like.

The CPPA’s vote was expected to be procedural but

This week we are pleased to have a guest post by Robinson+Cole Business Transaction Group lawyer Tiange (Tim) Chen.

On February 28, 2024, the Justice Department published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek public comments on the establishment of a new regulatory regime to restrict U.S. persons from transferring bulk sensitive

The Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CDPA), which became effective on July 1, 2023, provides Connecticut residents with certain rights over their personal information and establishes responsibilities and privacy protection standards for businesses that process personal information. Notably, the CDPA allows businesses a 60-day cure period to correct violations without penalties through the end of 2024.

Last week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a new enforcement focus on streaming apps’ failure to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This investigation will examine whether streaming services are complying with the opt-out requirements for businesses that sell or share consumers’ personal information as required by the CCPA. Specifically, the agency

Last week, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) launched a new website dedicated to providing resources to California residents about their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The purpose of this new website is to serve as a central resource for residents to understand their rights and the actions that they can

Last week, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released Cybersecurity Guidance: Chinese-Manufactured Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which outlines the risks and threats posed by Chinese-manufactured unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) and provides cybersecurity safeguards to reduce these risks to networks and sensitive data.

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