California Consumer Privacy Act

Last week, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) voted in favor of a legislative proposal that would require web browsers to include a feature that allows web users the ability to exercise their privacy rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) through opt-out preference signals.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), businesses must

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) recently met to discuss automated decision-making technology, privacy risk assessments and cybersecurity audits under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). However, the CPPA also decided to step outside the anticipated agenda and discuss additional revisions to the existing regulations. Once

Information governance and data retention have been important topics in the corporate world for years. As an executive, it’s crucial to ensure effective management, storage, and secure disposal of your company’s data. Having well-defined information governance and data retention policies helps maintain compliance with legal requirements and safeguards against data breaches and cyber-attacks. In this

The rise of AI technology has prompted regulatory agencies to take action and protect consumers’ rights, as evidenced by the recent efforts of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA).

On November 16, 2023, the FTC approved a resolution that authorizes its staff to issue civil investigative demands (CIDs) in

This week, Delaware Governor John Carney signed the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act into law. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2025, and a public outreach effort will begin by July 1, 2024. The outreach effort will inform Delaware consumers of their rights under the new law and describe businesses’ obligations. Delaware is

Earlier this month, the Commissioner of Data Protection of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a financial free-zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), issued the first adequacy decision regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which recognizes the CCPA as an equivalent to the DIFC Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020, as amended

Recently, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) announced its new initiative in investigating the data privacy practices of connected vehicle (CV) manufacturers and the related technologies. Generally, the CPPA will focus its regulatory efforts on retail, advertising platforms, online platforms, and hospitality sectors. However, since modern vehicles are now “effectively connected computers on wheels,” collecting lots of information from built-in apps, sensors, and cameras, CVs are just another source of data collection like our laptops and mobile devices. In the CPPA’s press release, the Agency stated that data privacy considerations are “critical” because CVs “often automatically gather consumers’ locations, personal preferences, and details about their daily lives.” Due to these factors, the CPPA will make inquires to CV manufacturers to understand how these companies are complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act and its amendments pursuant to the California Privacy Rights Act (collectively the CCPA).

Here’s what you need to consider if you are in the CV manufacturing industry or related technologies:Continue Reading CPPA Announces Investigation of Connected Vehicle Manufacturers’ Privacy Practices

The California Attorney General recently announced an initiative to investigate employers’ non-compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act/California Privacy Rights Act (collectively the CCPA).

At the beginning of this year, the CCPA’s disclosure requirements and consumer rights provisions became applicable to job applicants, employees (and their beneficiaries), and independent contractors. Now, the California AG’s office

The Office of the California Attorney General recently announced that it will initiate an investigative sweep and will start sending letters to businesses about their mobile apps for failure to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). There is also a new online tool that allows consumers to directly notify a business of an