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.

New York Biometric Law Goes into Effect Next Month: Alan Friel and Niloufar Massachi Tell Businesses What They Need to Know |

At Security and Privacy Bytes, Alan Friel and Niloufar Massachi have a detailed, must-read analysis of two recent New York biometric laws, both of which set forth requirements when it comes to processing of biometric data that expand consumers’ rights.  As they explain “[r]egulations governing biometric data collection, use, and processing have already been

As CPW’s Alan Friel and Lydia de la Torre explain at CPW’s sister blog Security & Privacy Bytes, “[i]nformational privacy is a hot topic” and [d]ata is a valuable, but challenging asset.”  They caution that “[o]rganizations can only meaningfully protect, and effectively make the most of, their digital assets if they know what data they

Data breaches are on the rise, and with a rise in breaches comes an accompanying increase in data breach litigation.  A recent class action settlement involving the largest online alcohol marketplace in North America, with retail partners in more than 1,400 cities, underscores how all companies across industries are impacted by this trend.

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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.

Say It Isn’t So – Court Certifies Rule 23(b)(3) Damages Class in Data Breach Litigation | Consumer Privacy World

Court Dismisses Data

As Katie Sharpless, Alan Friel and Ann LaFrance report at SPB, last month the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) entered into a consent order requiring Residential Mortgage Company to pay $1.5 million for failing to comply with Cybersecurity Regulation, Part 500 of Title 23 of the New York Code.  The

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.

2021 CCPA Q1 Litigation Report: 35+ Cases Filed, Unsurprising Trend of Data Event Class Actions | Consumer Privacy World

State Privacy Law

Readers of CPW know that our very own Lydia de la Torre has been selected to be an inaugural board member of the new California Privacy Protection Agency.   Listen to what Lydia and Alan Friel, Deputy Chair of SPB’s Data Privacy group have to say in a must-listen to podcast.  They discuss the history

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of New York confirms that to survive dismissal, plaintiffs in data breach actions must establish injury-in-fact through a showing of actual or imminent harm.  In evaluating whether an alleged harm arising from a data breach is actual or imminent, New York courts apply a five-factor balancing test.  Under

Today the CPW team expanded with a three-lawyer, bi-coastal team from BakerHostetler, based in the firm’s Los Angeles, New York and Miami offices.  Their arrival comes on the heel of the firm welcoming Alan L. Friel as Deputy Chair of the Data Practice from BakerHostetler.

The new team comprises: counsel Kyle R. Fath (New York);