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Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced H.R. 4551, the “Reporting Attacks from Nations Selected for Oversight and Monitoring Web Attacks and Ransomware from Enemies Act” (“RANSOMWARE Act”).  H.R. 4551 was introduced by Consumer Protection and Commerce Ranking Member Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).

If it becomes law, H.R. 4551 would amend Section 14 of

For years now, California has led the way by setting the standard for privacy and data protection regulation in the United States. Recently— and as calls for greater controls over the addictive nature of social media grow louder—legislators in the Golden State have moved closer toward enacting a new, first-of-its-kind privacy law that would prohibit the development and utilization of “addictive” features by social media platforms. At the same time, state legislators also advanced a second bill that would put in place stringent online privacy protections for minors.

Businesses should monitor the progress of these bills closely, as their enactment—combined with an increased focus on children’s privacy by both federal lawmakers and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)—may have a ripple effect in other states and municipalities, with legislators following close behind to enact similar children’s online privacy laws.

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In a follow up to our previous post “Privacy Continues to be Top of Mind Issue With President Biden’s State of the Union Address and Movement on FTC Nominee Today,” the Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission which provides Democrats 3-2 control over the agency’s enforcement activities

Data privacy is going to continue to be a top of mind issue going into Q2 2022, as seen by developments this week.  Specifically, President Biden’s State of the Union address explicitly referenced concerns related to children’s privacy.  Additionally today the Senate Commerce Committee voted 14-14, along party lines, to advance Federal Trade Commission nominee

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2021 has been a monumental year in many ways, and consumer financial privacy litigation and enforcement was no exception.  In the executive branch, the Biden Administration focused on strengthening individual privacy protections and limiting the disclosure of sensitive data.  Meanwhile, the Supreme Court’s decision in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez continues to have a long-lasting impact

As Colin R. Jennings  Ericka A. Johnson and Genevieve L. Bresnahan discuss at in an article at Law360, “[i]n light of recent, high-profile ransomware attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure, lawmakers have been grappling with the most appropriate course of action to combat ransomware attacks.”  However, on July 21, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Chair of the

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This week, Lina Khan was confirmed as a Democratic commissioner to the Federal Trade Commission in a 69-28 Senate vote. The White House subsequently confirmed that Khan would chair the agency. She will serve as the FTC’s youngest-ever commissioner and chair.

CPW previously covered Khan’s nomination, including her history as an antitrust scholar and critic