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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...

Cybersecurity Experts Urge Faster Threat Alerts From Homeland Security

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Morning Consult article regarding rising calls from cybersecurity practitioners to improve information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and private industry officials. Learn...

Stand Up, Sit Down, Stand Up: Ninth Circuit Revives Spokeo No-injury Suit

In a decision surely welcomed by the plaintiffs’ bar, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, on August 15, 2017, that a putative class action plaintiff has Article III standing as long as the plaintiff alleges just slightly more than a mere statutory violation. The case, Robins v. Spokeo, was on remand from the United States Supreme Court following that Court’s well-known...

FCRA Violations Lead to Record-Breaking $60 Million Verdict

On June 19, a jury sitting in federal court in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California awarded plaintiffs $60 million after finding that the defendant, TransUnion, LLC, violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). This is reported to be the largest jury award on record for FCRA violations. The case is Ramirez v. Trans Union, LLC.  ...

Blockchain: an introduction

Blockchain is a new mechanism for storing data, based on a decentralized ledger. This article seeks to explain, in layman’s terms, what this actually means. It also seeks to give guidance regarding how blockchain may impact on the financial services industry in general, and how United Kingdom and European regulators are reacting to its development. Learn...

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