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Colorado’s new privacy law: How it stacks up against other US privacy laws

Companies compliant with the GDPR and similar US state laws will have a substantial headstart with the Colorado Privacy Act. Recognizing the key differences will enable organizations with a well-designed compliance program to efficiently accommodate all these laws. The law provides for a mandatory universal consumer opt-out of targeted advertising, data sales and profiling.The Colorado...

Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the tenth edition of Updata! Updata is our US and international update on the most important privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legislative developments from the past quarter, October to December 2020. Full of newsworthy items from our global team members, this edition includes updates on: COVID testing and remote working guidance across multiple jurisdictions;Increase...

Virginia is for lovers (of privacy)—The Consumer Data Protection Act passes into law

On March 2, 2021, Governor Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), making it the country’s second, enhanced state privacy law. It will likely not be the last. Set to take effect on January 1, 2023, the CDPA requires businesses to make significant enhancements to their privacy policies and to provide covered consumers with substantial...

2021 Foresight: Key lessons from 2020 to help navigate the future of cybersecurity and data privacy

When it comes to privacy and cybersecurity, the uncertainty and volatility of 2020 will not soon relent — but neither will its invaluable lessons. In this article for Thomson Reuters, Partners Michael Bahar and Paula Barrett look back on the tumult of 2020 and reveal five key lessons to help manage the inevitable uncertainty and volatility going forward, and emerge stronger and more...

Taking a stand on standing in data breach cases

At the crossroads of the California Consumer Privacy Act and Article III standing: Plaintiffs continue to test the boundaries of the CCPA’s Private Right of Action for data breaches;Courts, however, are standing firm on Article III standing requirements;That said, the costs of data breaches are rising with increased litigation and regulatory risk, so to reduce the chances of a breach,...

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