On Friday, August 28, the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (“AB 1281”), potentially extending until January 1, 2022 the partial exemptions for employment and business-to-business data under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). AB 1281 only takes effect if the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (the “CPRA”), an initiative to amend the CCPA, is not approved in […]
Privacy and Cybersecurity
On August 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the creation of a Data Privacy and Security Division with the AG’s office, and named Sara Cable as Chief of the new division. The new division is intended to protect Massachusetts consumers from increased threats to the privacy and security of their data.
The California Secretary of State has announced that the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will be on California’s November 3, 2020 ballot. If approved by California voters, the CPRA would significantly update and amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that went into effect at the beginning of this year. The organization that submitted the CPRA for […]
Data collection and analysis is becoming a key weapon in the fight against COVID-19 both here in the United States and around the globe. But as governments and tech companies roll out a variety of applications and contact tracing tools, legislators from both sides of the political aisle are questioning how to handle the data being collected, analyzed, […]
Businesses large and small are encouraging (or requiring) employees to work remotely or cancel work travel as part of the response to COVID-19. But suddenly expanding the number of employees working remotely comes with increased cybersecurity and information technology risks. A cybercriminal (including malicious insiders) will have a target-rich environment during this time since more […]