The City Council of Chula Vista, California (in the San Diego metropolitan area), announced a new policy governing how city law enforcement can use technology to protect residents from data collected by surveillance equipment. The policy was developed by a city task force after the police department began using Automated License Plate Readers in 2020

A class action lawsuit, Seirafi et al v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Case 4:22-cv-05176-KAW, filed recently in the Northern District of California, alleges that Samsung’s unnecessary personal information collection, and failure to secure that information, violate the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This lawsuit was inspired by two recent data breaches that allegedly included personal

In response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB 1242 into law, which “prohibits law enforcement and California corporations from cooperating with out-of-state entities regarding a lawful abortion in California.”

In particular, AB 1242 prohibits California companies that provide electronic communication services from complying with out-of-state requests

In the first of its kind under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Sephora settled an enforcement action with the California Attorney General for violation of the CCPA. Sephora must pay $1.2 million in penalties and implement a CCPA compliance program. The enforcement action alleged that Sephora permitted third parties to create customer profiles that

A December 2021 breach of Lakeview Loan Servicing’s customer data has led to another proposed class action against the company in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The breach affected the personal information of more than 2.5 million customers.

Plaintiffs Anthony Teresa Oglesby allege that their names, addresses, loan numbers, and

In the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California last week, SuperCare Health, Inc. was hit with another proposed class action based on a data breach that allegedly compromised the personal and health information of over 300,000 current and former patients. SuperCare Health is a respiratory-care provider.

Lead plaintiff, Hamid Shalviri, alleges that

At the International Association of Privacy Professionals Global Privacy Summit earlier this week, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan rounded out her first year on the job by calling out “overwhelming” consumer privacy policies. While nearly every company online must post a privacy policy, many of these policies are written in dense legal jargon that

FedEx Express and Elroy Air, a California-based autonomous systems and software company, are teaming up to build the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. FedEx will test Elroy’s autonomous system within its middle-mile logistics operations. The autonomous crafts will move shipments between FedEx sortation stations.

Elroy first announced its autonomous

We all know businesses collect our data. But did you know that businesses can draw inferences from those data to determine whether a consumer is married, or is a homeowner, or is a likely voter? Recently, the question arose whether those inferences constitute personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA or