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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...

Will you meet the new cybersecurity vendor management requirements? ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

March 1 is upon us, now what? The deadline for the NY Department of Financial Services’ “first of its kind” cyber regulation has arrived for financial services institutions to implement programs that properly evaluate and manage the data security risks posed by their vendors. To manage these risks, institutions must go beyond the traditional vendor management function and far deeper...

Amendment to Criminal Procedure Rule 41 Impacts Data Privacy in U.S. and Abroad

On December 1, 2016, amended Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCP) went into effect, thus expanding federal law enforcement’s power to search and seize electronic data. The new rule will allow law enforcement to seek a warrant from a “magistrate judge with authority in any district where activities related to a crime may have occurred” and use that warrant to...