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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...

US Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on our 2020 articles and planning ahead for 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year for privacy and cybersecurity, and further uncertainty is all but guaranteed. To help with an agile and holistic data strategy, it is worthwhile to heed the lessons of 2020. Trends of new and upcoming data laws suggest that adopting a high watermark approach to compliance will put companies in good position to stay in front of new obligations.An explosion of...

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,...

Once more unto the breach: The Supreme Court weighs in on a circuit split on what constitutes a hack

The United States Supreme Court hears arguments to decide the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The Court is poised to decide whether to “exceed authorized access” constitutes a hack.The CFAA’s ambiguous language has created a circuit split the Supreme Court will now resolve.This decision will have far reaching implications for employers, employees, and...

Your quarterly privacy & cybersecurity update

Welcome to the ninth 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, July to September 2020.   Full of newsworthy items from our global team members, this edition includes updates on:  the Schrems II court decision, which invalidated the EU-US...

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