U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) have made a breakthrough by agreeing on a bipartisan data privacy legislation proposal. The legislation aims to address concerns related to consumer data collection by technology companies and empower individuals to have control over their personal information.

The proposed legislation aims to restrict

Similar to the well-known California Consumer Privacy Act, on July 1, 2024, the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) goes into effect and will provide Colorado residents with express rights over their data collected by businesses. The CPA requires businesses to provide consumers with an option to opt-out of the sale of their personal information or sharing

We previously alerted readers to the fact that the most recent data compromise of 23andMe exposed data related to Ashkenazi Jews and individuals of Chinese descent. It is reported by Ars Technica, citing TechCrunch, that “nearly half of 23andMe’s 14 million users’ [information] was hacked,” estimated at 6.9 million users.

23andMe is notifying affected users.

On January 9, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its settlement with X-Mode Social and its successor Outlogic that will prohibit them “from sharing or selling any sensitive location data that could be used to track people’s visits to sensitive locations such as medical and reproductive health clinics, places of religious worship and domestic

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

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

Since the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) released its draft regulations pursuant to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the biggest gripe from businesses has been the website tracking opt-out requirements. Recognition of opt-out requests from consumers could potentially cost companies some significant dollars.

The CPRA amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2020 and

The Federal Trade Commission released a new enforcement policy statement on October 28, 2021, targeting the practice known as “Negative Option Marketing.” Negative Option Marketing is the practice of taking consumers’ silence as tacit consent in various circumstances, including automatic subscription renewals and free-trial marketing. In the statement, the FTC outlined four general requirements for

This week, a North Carolina federal judge denied Filters Fast LLC’s motion to dismiss a proposed data breach class action, ruling that the plaintiffs demonstrated adequate harm to satisfy Article III standing.

The class action stems from a data breach that occurred between July 2019 and July 2020 through Filters Fast’s shopping website. Plaintiffs claim