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Peekaboo: How To Continue Preparations for Brave New (Data Privacy) World

On September 12, 2023, Delaware became the 13th state to adopt a consumer data privacy act, joining Florida, another state to recently adopt consumer privacy laws, and others in providing resident consumers with rights regarding their personal information. Delaware’s Personal Data Privacy Act (the “PDPA”) goes into effect on January 1, 2025, but businesses should…
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Alexa, What Do You Think of Florida’s New Data Privacy Act?

Hot on the trail of the latest state privacy laws to come into effect, Florida has jumped on board to keep the momentum going. On June 6, 2023, Florida Senate Bill 262 (“SB 262,”) was signed into law, meaning a new set of data privacy requirements will become effective soon. SB 262 has already enacted…
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Should the Bar “Bar” AI? Use in Legal Profession Has Risks and Rewards

ChatGPT, a platform from OpenAI, has been leading the charge for general use Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), with serious implications for businesses. AI is, at its core, “… the overarching description for technologies that use computers and software to create intelligent, humanlike behavior.”[1] While the legal profession can be slow to adopt new technologies, the industry…
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Upcoming Data Privacy Laws a Reminder to be All Over Your Map

Much like the beginning of 2023, when two new state data privacy acts went into effect, the midpoint of 2023 will feature two more state data privacy acts coming onto the books.  On July 1, 2023, the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) and the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CDPA”) become effective, and those states join California…
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Outside the Playground: California’s Child Privacy Act Sets Rules for Child’s Play

In his State of the Union address on February 7, 2023, President Biden affirmed his position on consumer data privacy protections and specifically his focus on strengthening protections for children. With several state data privacy acts now effective (and more scheduled later this year), compliance with the complex mesh of data privacy laws in the…
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Out-of-focus in the background, a doctor sits at their desk while using a laptop. In-focus in the foreground, a stethoscope lays face down on a piece of paper. there are several medical symbols above the stethoscope superimposed onto the image

A HIPAA Privacy Notice A Day Keeps The Doctor Away (And Out Of Trouble)

The start of 2023 has brought with it significant changes to data privacy – new state laws concerning data privacy came into effect January 1 (the California Privacy Rights Act and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act), and other privacy laws are slated to become effective later this year (the Colorado Privacy Act, the Connecticut…
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Santa (and the CPPA) Know If You’ve Been Naughty or Nice With Your Consumer Data

On Oct. 17, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (the “CPPA”) released a revised draft of regulations to enforce the soon-to-be-effective California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”). The revised regulations include revisions to sections regarding collection of personal data, restrictions on the use of personal data, privacy notice requirements and opt-out preference signals. The revisions…
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New B.O.S.S., Same as the Old Boss? New Clarity on the Corporate Transparency Act

On September 30, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued a final rule requiring certain entities to file with FinCEN reports that identify two categories of individuals: the beneficial owners of the entity, and individuals who have filed an application with specified governmental authorities to create the entity or register it…
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Boo! Federal Data Privacy Laws May Come Soon and Businesses Can’t Hide

On September 1, 2022, the American Data Privacy Protection Act (“ADDPA” or the “Act”) was blocked from moving forward before the full U.S. House of Representatives. The ADPPA, which comes from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, proposes legislation that would enact federal data privacy laws. But the ADPPA is currently in limbo…
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Apply Foundation To Your Privacy Policy Before You Become The Next Sephora

On August 24, 2022, the California Attorney General released a statement regarding a settlement agreement that the State of California reached with Sephora, Inc. (“Sephora”), the international consumer product retailer specializing in personal care and beauty products, for failing to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The California Attorney General’s Office alleged that…
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