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Updata: Your quarterly data privacy and cybersecurity update – April to June 2021 – Edition 12

Welcome to the latest edition of Updata – the international update from Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team. Updata provides you with a compilation of privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal updates from our contributors in the US and around the globe over the past quarter. The most recent edition is full of newsworthy items, including the new...

Once more out of the breach: SCOTUS resolves the CFAA circuit split

The United States Supreme Court took a narrow view of what the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (the federal anti-hacking act) prohibits. SCOTUS ruled last week that the CFAA’s “exceed authorized access” language does not reach those who have authorized access but who use their access for prohibited purposes.The ruling will likely be celebrated by cybersecurity practitioners but may prompt...

US House AI Task Force is the latest authority to address algorithms and racism

On May 7, 2021, the US House of Representative’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) held a hearing on “Equitable Algorithms: How Human-Centered AI can Address Systemic Racism and Racial Justice in Housing and Financial Services.” 1 It was the latest among several federal, state and international governmental initiatives calling for fair, transparent and accountable AI in the...

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...

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