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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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In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.


BREAKING NEWS: Court Holds CCPA Not Retroactive and

CPW has been tracking for some time the Lavarious Gardiner v. Walmart Inc. et al. case.  In a massive win for Walmart (and defendants in data privacy litigation), on Friday the Court adopted Walmart’s narrow interpretation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and dismissed Plaintiff’s non-cognizable CCPA claim.  Because this case involves issues

Following California and Virginia’s sweeping consumer and data privacy bills, Florida is the next state to consider comprehensive data privacy legislation in the form of House Bill 969, which was introduced in February.  The measure is similar in many ways to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) and the

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) continues to attract litigation, and the battle continues as to what allegations of a BIPA violation may proceed in the federal courts.   As you will recall, BIPA was enacted in 2008 to protect the privacy of personal biometric data.  Section 15(a) of BIPA requires a company to publicly

Just this week Virginia joined California as being one of the few states where consumers have a “right to delete” under applicable state privacy laws.  This loosely follows the approach in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) that also contains a right to delete which is quite broad (“right to obtain . . .

CPW’s incredible team just leveled up, as this week consumer privacy superstar Alan Friel joined Squire Patton Boggs.  Alan brings with him nearly three decades of comprehensive experience in data privacy.  He arrives from BakerHostetler, where he led the US Consumer Privacy practice, co-chaired the retail, restaurant and e-commerce industry initiative, and served as the

Glenn Brown reports that  today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the “Act”) into law, though the Act will not go into effect until January 1, 2023.  With this groundbreaking development, Virginia becomes the second state in the United States to enact a data privacy law that purports to regulate

CPW’s Glenn Brown and Lydia de la Torre were recently interviewed by Vixio regarding the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), which establishes a series of consumer privacy rights, including the right to access the data businesses collect, request deletion of that information, and correct inaccuracies.  As Glenn explains, “[t]he drafting of the Virginia

As the number of data breaches continue to rise, so too will the number of lawsuits filed.  As CPW previously reported, the number of data breaches in 2020 was more than double that of 2019.  One can only wonder what 2021 will bring.  Yet with this increase in data breach litigation, a recent opinion

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

What Businesses Need to Know About Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act | Consumer Privacy World

Data Litigation Is Growing Fast, And So