Data Privacy

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided a set of consolidated appeals in Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) actions brought by consumers against a credit reporting agency.  The consumers all alleged that a notation in their credit reports was misleading and inaccurate under the FCRA, which requires credit reporting

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

2023 State Privacy Laws: How to Assess and Ensure Readiness by Year-end

Malcolm Dowden and Niloufar Massachi Discuss Vendor

We head into the fourth quarter on the heels of the first public California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) civil penalty, while also looking ahead to the new state privacy laws in Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah and the significant updates that the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will bring to the CCPA. Considering that regulations

In a CLE webinar earlier this week, Malcolm Dowden (Partner, London) and Niloufar Massachi (Associate, Los Angeles) discussed evaluating, drafting, and updating vendor agreements to meet the privacy and security requirements of new US privacy laws and the GDPR.

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After the first use of cloud-based services by the public sector, second topic of EDPB’s coordinated enforcement action, will concern the designation and position of the data protection officer.

In a coordinated action, the EDPB prioritizes a certain topic for data protection authorities (DPAs) to work on at the national level. The results

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a staff reportBringing Dark Patterns to Light, which discusses misleading and manipulative design practices—dark patterns—in web and mobile apps. These design choices take advantage of users’ cognitive biases to influence their behavior and prevent them from making fully informed decisions about their data and purchases. Dark patterns are employed to get users to surrender their personal information, unwittingly sign up for services, and purchase products they do not intend to purchase. The consequences of dark patterns have been increasingly noticed in the regulatory and legislative sphere, both in the United States and Europe

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In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

CPW’s Shea Leitch and Kyle Dull to Speak at ACC South Florida’s 12th Annual CLE Conference

CPW’s David Oberly

Shea Leitch (Of Counsel, Washington, DC) and Kyle Dull (Senior Associate, New York/Miami) will speak on Friday, September 16, at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) South Florida Chapter’s 12th Annual CLE Conference, “Casino Royale: Accepting the In-House Mission.” Shea and Kyle’s aptly named panel, “For Your Eyes Only: Dealing with Security Risks, New

In the absence of any progress at the federal level, states have taken matters into their own hands with the introduction of proposed consumer privacy legislation geared toward placing greater protections over consumers’ sensitive personal data. 2021 was a busy year for state legislatures, with both Virginia and Colorado enacting new consumer privacy statutes of their own. 2022 brought more of the same, with Utah and Connecticut adding their names to the growing list of states that now have laws on the books granting consumers extensive rights regarding the collection and use of their personal data while at the same time imposing wide-ranging obligations on companies that handle that same data.

Continue Reading CPW’s David Oberly Examines Recent Major Changes to Consumer Privacy Legal Landscape in Latest Issue of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s CBA Report Magazine

For the past two years session replay software litigation claims have been brought in federal courts and state courts across the country, with particular focus on Florida and more recently California.

By way of reference, session replay software captures certain aspects of a user’s interactions on web applications (mouse movements, clicks, typing, etc.) along with