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Accessibility—The hidden A in the CCPA

In the scramble to come into compliance before the January 1, 2020, deadline, companies may have overlooked a key—and potentially costly—requirement in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Under the draft regulations to the CCPA, businesses are required to ensure that their internal and external notice and privacy policies are reasonably accessible to individuals with...

US Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2019 and planning ahead for 2020

The reality of cybersecurity and data privacy threats and regulations proved a sobering one for many companies in 2019. The cost of data privacy began to hit home in January, with French regulators imposing a record fine for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violations, and with subsequent global data privacy fines increasing in amount and frequency throughout the year. As the...

January’s Privacy Blizzard

The start to 2019 provided scant respite from the frenetic pace of privacy and cybersecurity developments. Already this year, regulators have amended and enforced existing regulations; courts have issued significant interpretations of law; and legislators have proposed new rules aimed at increasing privacy obligations and liability for businesses. This alert highlights the pressing...

The floodgates open – Illinois Supreme Court issues landmark ruling in biometrics case

In a unanimous decision on January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court found that a plaintiff need not show actual harm to seek relief under the state’s Biometric Information and Privacy Act (BIPA). This is welcome news for plaintiffs’ attorneys who have already used BIPA as a vehicle to file dozens of class action lawsuits against businesses across a wide swath of industries in each...