According to many plaintiffs in recently filed data breach litigations, credit and debit card fraud is a growing problem.  It’s great if this sounds familiar to readers of CPW, because it should:  last year, we discussed a class action lawsuit filed by a group of credit unions against a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain alleging a

The world of digital marketing has grown exponentially in the last two decades.  In fact, it was estimated that in 2020, despite the global pandemic, approximately $332.84 billion will be spent on digital advertising worldwide.[1]  Not surprisingly, sophisticated algorithms (such as real-time bidding and programmatic ad buying) have been built in recent years to

It has become commonplace for government agencies and law enforcement, particularly in large metropolitan areas, to use facial recognition software.  These practices, though, have garnered recent public attention and some controversy. In response to concerns raised by media coverage of Clearview’s practices, three cities last year banned their governments from using facial recognition technology, and

Those of you familiar with the area of data privacy already know that the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (“IAPP”) CIPP/US certification is the global gold standard for privacy professionals and a key industry benchmark.  The CIPP/US designation demonstrates familiarity with U.S. privacy laws and regulations.  Well, CPW is proud to announce that one of

As the first year for litigation and enforcement, 2020 was a big year for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).  Read on for ConsumerPrivacyWorld’s highlights of the year’s most significant events, as well as our predictions for what 2021 may bring.

Recap – What is the CCPA?

Following the lead of the European Union’s General

In the wake of CPW’s must-read four part series on the European Data Protection Board’s (“EDPB”)  draft “Guidelines 07/2020 on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR,” we have a follow up on important documents that have recently been released relating to rules governing the transfer of EU personal data.  These

Readers of CPW are no doubt familiar with the pattern of litigation following the announcement of a data breach as individuals impacted seek monetary damages and injunctive relief for the disclosure of their personal information.  (For some of CPW’s prior posts on this topic, check out here and here).  Aside from the threat of

For those of you who happened to somehow miss CPW’s prior coverage of the impact of the November election on data privacy litigation, not to worry.  CPW’s Lydia de la Torre, Glenn Brown, Kristin Bryan and Aaron Garavaglia have an article in Law360 expanding upon their prior analysis.  As they explain:

The U.S. is in

As readers of CPW already know, 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”).  You can read the fantastic analysis prepared by