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Dangerous seas ahead – the California Consumer Privacy Act and litigation risk

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) exposes companies doing business in California to certain litigation risks. The CCPA creates a private right of action that increases class action litigation risk for data breaches. Plaintiffs might try to use California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) to expand the scope of the CCPA’s private right of action. Businesses can proactively engage...

Your quarterly privacy and cybersecurity update

Welcome to the latest edition of Updata – the international quarterly update from Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team. Updata provides you with a compilation of privacy and cybersecurity regulatory  and legal updates from our contributors around the globe over the past quarter. This quarter’s report features commentary on a number of important developments,...

Insuring against a data breach in the construction industry

Although hacking attempts may be most commonly directed at financial and health institutions housing troves of financial and personal data, the construction industry is not immune from the risk of a data breach. Like most industries, the construction industry continues to advance in technological innovation—projects are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile connectivity and there...

Newfound consumer privacy focus could transform debate over expiring US surveillance authorities

Last month, partner and co-lead of Eversheds Sutherland’s global cybersecurity and data privacy practice, Michael Bahar, was invited to testify before the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an independent federal agency tasked with ensuring that efforts to protect the nation from terrorism also appropriately safeguard privacy and civil liberties. The panel was...

The global cyber scourge continues— Hong Kong Monetary Authority alerts banks on recent cyber security incidents

On May 24, 2019, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) issued an alert regarding eight cyber security incidents involving a total sum of HK$70,000 (Alert). While not necessarily a lot of money, it is a timely reminder to banks and the public to stay vigilant across global operations, and to maintain an up-to-date global regulatory strategy. Introduction From the Alert, three banks...

Is the CCPA proliferating? A midyear data privacy legislative round-up

While the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and its potential amendments are still a top concern for businesses, other states are showing that they will not be left behind. With the CCPA still set to go into effect on January 1, 2020, and enforcement delayed until July 2020, we review the major amendments to the CCPA still in play. Not to be outdone by the West Coast, New York is...

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