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Kristin Bryan is a litigator experienced in the efficient resolution of privacy matters, including class action and multidistrict litigation, in courts nationwide.  As a natural extension of her experience litigating data privacy disputes, Kristin is also experienced in providing business-oriented privacy advice to a wide range of clients, with a particular focus on companies handling consumers’ personal data. Kristin is admitted to practice in both New York and Ohio and currently the co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professional’s KnowledgeNet for Cleveland.

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CPW is your source for the latest developments in consumer data privacy litigation.  As many of you already know, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is an independent U.S. law enforcement agency charged with protecting consumers and enhancing competition across broad sectors of the economy.  The FTC’s primary legal authority comes from Section 5 of the

As most of you already know, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) regulates the storage and sale of biometric data.  Following a New York Times expose earlier in the year, ten lawsuits were filed against Clearview AI which alleged, among other things, that Clearview’s practices violated BIPA.  Why?  Well, according to complaints filed in

This year has accelerated advancements in mobile health which will have wide ranging implications for consumer data privacy,  the health care diagnostic supply chain, and the healthcare industry more broadly.  Conceptually, mobile health could become to human health care the analogue of what automotive computers are to vehicles — diagnostic tools that allow continual and

This fall California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 713 into law, which more closely aligns CCPA to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and other laws governing scientific research.  Although this measure may help ease compliance challenges for the health care and life sciences industries, the changes only exempt from

One of the biggest developments this year in the area of healthcare data privacy concerns information blocking.  What is information blocking?  Good question.  Generally, it refers to a practice by a health IT developer of certified health IT, health information network, health information exchange, or health care provider that, except as required by law or

In a development that will bring dramatic changes to the California data privacy realm, on November 3, 2020, a majority of Californians voted to approve a new ballot initiative – Proposition 24, or the “California Privacy Rights Act of 2020” (“CPRA”).   Five of CPW’s privacy experts, Lydia de la Torre, Lauren Kitces, Glenn A. Brown

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued last week a final rule to implement the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), in a sea change for consumer privacy and debt collection.  12 CFR Part 1006 et seq.  The Final Rule is the most significant development affecting the debt collection industry since the FDCPA came into

Cyber insurance is top of mind lately due to heightened cyber vulnerabilities caused by an expanding remote workforce.  Thankfully, Consumer Privacy World privacy pros provided some great guidance in their article “CGL Exclusions For Cyberattacks and Loss of Electronic Data:  Is There A Gap In Your Coverage” published in the American Bar Association’s

A recent decision from the District of New Jersey recently added to a growing court split about what was required for a plaintiff to establish Article III standing in the context of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) litigation.  Given the plaintiff-bar friendly ruling, more litigation (including more putative class action litigation) can be expected

On July 21, 2020, the FTC hosted its fifth annual PrivacyCon. This event is designed to inform on important and pressing topics in privacy and security, such as bias in AI and the use of cameras and voice technology. While focused on regulatory content, many of these topics directly relate to possible litigation risks. We’ve