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California’s GDPR has become law

The California legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act, a sweeping new law that imposes stringent new GDPR-style privacy standards across sectors. Beginning in January 2020, California consumers will be granted new rights regarding how businesses collect and use their personal data, including a “right-to-be-forgotten” in certain circumstances. The law applies to...

US Partner Michael Bahar Comments on Surveillance Tools

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Politico article regarding the ongoing legislative debate involving the recent passage of a long-term extension of the government’s online surveillance tools. “It’s not really a pendulum swing as much as it is part of the start of a very long, complicated discussion on the role of privacy, not just in the United States, but...

DoT to Unveil Revised Autonomous Vehicle Regulations

At the Detroit auto show, Secretary Chao announced that the Department of Transportation will release revised self-driving vehicle regulations this summer. The regulations are expected encompass trucks and transit vehicles in addition to automobiles. Learn...

Mnuchin: Bitcoin firms subject to anti-laundering rules

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday warned traders and firms offering services related to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin that anti-money-laundering and know-your-customer rules apply to them — and regulators are watching closely. Learn more.

Senators Warren and Warner Introduce Cybersecurity Bill Aimed at Consumer Reporting Agencies

Senators Warren (D-Mass.) and Warner (D-Va.) introduced a bill today that would establish an Office of Cybersecurity at the FTC, charged with promulgating cybersecurity regulations and monitoring security of consumer reporting agencies, such as Equifax, require consumer reporting agencies to notify the FTC within 10 days of a breach, and impose strict liability penalties for breaches...

2017 Cybersecurity Litigation Year in Review and Forecasts

Cyber-related litigation continues to be volatile, with 2017 witnessing several momentous developments including rulings on standing, the extent of insurance coverage, the fate of the Fourth Amendment’s third-party doctrine in the digital age, and the emerging standard of care for cybersecurity. At the same time, Europe is seeing its own tectonic shifts in how it handles data,...

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