As the Jan. 1, 2020 operational date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) approaches, the balance between consumer rights and company responsibility continues to be vigorously debated. As this blog predicted when we discussed the first set of amendments to the CCPA, negotiations and amendments to the CCPA continue. We review the most recent Feb. 22, 2019 consumer friendly amendment now—Senate Bill 561 (“SB 561”).… Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 11th Annual Northern Kentucky University Cybersecurity Symposium. This year, over three hundred attendees ranging from IT and security professionals, to corporate executives and attorneys, gathered for workshops and presentations relating to nascent privacy and security issues. During my presentation, “So Goes California, So Goes the Nation,” I discussed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and the California legislature’s recent amendments to the CCPA (“the Amendments”), which were … Read More
Far-reaching legislation that would establish new privacy and security protections for U.S. consumers has been introduced in Congress by a group of Democratic senators, including Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
The Consumer Privacy Protection Act goes further than other federal data protection proposals by establishing stricter standards for notifying customers when their personal information is lost or stolen. It would cover private information beyond financial data that is typically already covered by state laws, such as … Read More
Privacy has been a hot political topic the last couple of months. President Obama proposed, among other things, that Congress enact the following:
- Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which would nationalize consumer privacy standards and breach notification obligations; and
- Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which would give Internet users certain rights to control their data.