Privacy & Data Security

Biometric Privacy Laws: What Businesses Need to Know Right Now
Biometric Laws and Business

Biometric Privacy Laws: What Businesses Need to Know Right Now

Businesses are increasingly using biometrics to identify and provide services to their customers and employees. For example, using…

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New Privacy Laws May Derail Your Marketing Practices
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New Privacy Laws May Derail Your Marketing Practices

Attorneys Michele Shuster and Josh Stevens from the law firm Mac Murray and Shuster explain how new data privacy laws will impact businesses…

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FTC Proposes $150m Penalty for Twitter Over Consumer Data
FTC Proposes $150m Penalty for Twitter

FTC Proposes $150m Penalty for Twitter Over Consumer Data

FTC Proposes $150m Penalty for Twitter along with the Department of Justice in a stipulated final order, alleging Twitter deceptively used account security data for targeted advertising.

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State Privacy Round Up: Connecticut Set to Become Fifth State to Enact Privacy Law
State Privacy Round Up: Connecticut Set to Become Fifth State to Enact Privacy Law

State Privacy Round Up: Connecticut Set to Become Fifth State to Enact Privacy Law

As predicted, 2022 has been a busy year for the U.S. privacy world. Utah’s Consumer Privacy Act, the fourth state privacy law, was signed into law on March 24, 2022. Connecticut is now likely to be the fifth state to enact its…

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FTC Boosts GLBA Safeguards
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FTC Boosts GLBA Safeguards

In late 2021, the Federal Trade Commission amended the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule enhancing information security program (ISP) requirements that non-bank financial institutions must implement to protect their customers’ personal information. The Rule applies to financial institutions that are subject to the…

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State Privacy Round Up: Utah Set to Pass Privacy Law
State Privacy Round Up: Utah Set to Pass Privacy Law

State Privacy Round Up: Utah Set to Pass Privacy Law

We expected 2022 to be a busy year on the U.S. privacy front, and the first couple of months did not disappoint! The current headliner is the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (set to take effect on January 1, 2023); however, notable differences exist.…

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Privacy 2023: Planning for Compliance
Privacy 2023: Planning for Compliance

Privacy 2023: Planning for Compliance

Are you preparing for 2023’s new data privacy requirements? New privacy legislation in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia is coming and it’s going to impact – perhaps significantly! – how you process, store, and share consumer data. Depending on where your…

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California AG Warns Businesses Operating Loyalty Programs of CCPA Violations
California AG Warns Businesses Operating Loyalty Programs of CCPA Violations

California AG Warns Businesses Operating Loyalty Programs of CCPA Violations

On January 28th, National Data Privacy Day, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that his office had notified several businesses operating loyalty programs in California about alleged noncompliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA allows businesses to offer financial…

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Eleventh Circuit Holds Debt Collector’s Communication of Personal Information to Mail House May Violate FDCPA
Eleventh Circuit Holds Debt Collector’s Communication of Personal Information to Mail House May Violate FDCPA

Eleventh Circuit Holds Debt Collector’s Communication of Personal Information to Mail House May Violate FDCPA

On April 21, 2021, in a decision that threatens collector relationships with vendors, the Eleventh Circuit held that a debt collector’s transmittal of a consumer’s personal information to a mail house vendor constitutes a communication “in connection with the collection of any…

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California AG’s Additional Regulations to CCPA Take Effect
California AG's Additional Regulations to CCPA Take Effect

California AG’s Additional Regulations to CCPA Take Effect

On March 15, 2021, the California Attorney General’s Office ("CAG”) announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law of the fourth set of modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations. The minor modifications accepted in the fourth proposal clarify the CCPA,…

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