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Twisting in the Wind—California Attorney General issues revised CCPA regulations

On February 10, 2020, the California Attorney General published revisions to the proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The changes largely clarify and soften some of the more onerous or prescriptive requirements of the proposed regulations—although many challenging aspects of the regulations remain, and new concepts make an appearance as...

Biometrics litigation in healthcare—Symptoms may include statutory damages

Over the last few years, hundreds of putative class actions have been filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which governs the collection, use, and storage of biometric information belonging to Illinois residents. Among the biggest targets of recent BIPA lawsuits are healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes. In...

Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the sixth edition of Updata! Updata is an international update produced by Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team – it provides you with a compilation of key privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal developments from the past quarter. This edition covers October to December 2019 and is full of newsworthy items from our team members around the...

The state of US data privacy and cybersecurity laws in 2019

US data privacy and cybersecurity laws developed rapidly in 2019, especially in California, New York, Nevada and Massachusetts. While there are ongoing efforts to pass a federal privacy law, states are leading the way. Learn more.

FTC effectively shuts down Utah company’s operations pending compliance with mandated data security plan

On November 12, 2019, the FTC announced that InfoTrax, a Utah technology company, agreed to implement an overhauled data security program as part of a 20-year consent agreement in the wake of a hack to the company’s network. InfoTrax is prohibited from collecting, selling, sharing, or storing personal information pending the overhaul of security operations—temporarily shutting down the...

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