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Does the CCPA provide a private right of action?
CCPA
Tyler Pewitt

Does the CCPA include a private right of action?

A private right of action allows individuals to file lawsuits against certain businesses.This enforcement mechanism under the law allows individuals and class actions to potentially collect a high amount of damages resulting from a business’s noncompliance.  The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act is a privacy law focused on providing a

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Nevada 603a: how to respond to consumer requests
Nevada privacy law
Alice Porch

Nevada privacy law: how to respond to consumer requests

In 2017, the Nevada Privacy of Information Collected on the Internet from Consumers Act (“Nevada Privacy Law”) went into effect. Two years later, lawmakers updated the Nevada Privacy Law to require operators to provide consumers with a way to opt-out of having their information sold. To comply with the Nevada

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Who does GDPR apply to?
GDPR
Donata Kalnenaite

Who does GDPR apply to?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most comprehensive and heavily enforced privacy laws in the world. GDPR was enacted to protect the privacy of European Union residents (data subjects) and the law achieves this goal by providing EU residents with certain privacy rights, requiring a legal

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Privacy Bill Trackers
Donata Kalnenaite

State privacy law tracker

Last updated: May 13, 2020 It seems like every day there is a new privacy scandal: too much data collected by ubiquitous apps, improper sharing of data with third parties, the use of data for nefarious purposes or just plain old data breaches. With this much going on, what are

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The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020: an overview
Privacy Bills
Tyler Pewitt

The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020: an overview

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is landmark privacy legislation in the United States. The law provides a variety of consumer rights to Californians, allowing individuals to expand their control over their personally identifiable information (“PII”). At a minimum, the CCPA is a step towards the European Union’s General

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GDPR fines and penalties to date
GDPR
Ryne Sulier

GDPR fines and penalties to date

Since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in April 2016, at least 233 fines have been issued to businesses and organizations by supervisory bodies throughout the European Union. It is critical for businesses across all industries to stay up-to-date on: (i) where fines have been assessed under

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What needs to be included in a Privacy Policy
Privacy Laws
Donata Kalnenaite

What needs to be included in a Privacy Policy

As consumers have become more interested in the privacy of their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) online, more countries and states have passed their own privacy laws. These privacy laws protect the PII of consumers by providing them with certain privacy rights, requiring websites to have a Privacy Policy and imposing

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A guide to the CalOPPA definition of personal information
CalOPPA
Alice Porch

A guide to the CalOPPA definition of personal information

The California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) was the first state privacy law in the nation to require a web business to post a Privacy Policy. The purpose of the law is to strengthen the right to privacy that is in the California Constitution.  CalOPPA requires an online business to

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CCPA: how to confirm the identity of a consumer exercising their rights
CCPA
Tyler Pewitt

CCPA: how to confirm the identity of a consumer exercising their rights

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act provides a broad array of privacy rights to Californians. These rights provide Californians with the ability to request disclosures relating to the categories and specific pieces of personally identifiable information (PII) the business has collected and/or sold to third parties, as well as the

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A guide for Do Not Track under CalOPPA
CalOPPA
Alice Porch

A guide to Do Not Track under CalOPPA

California passed the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) in 2004 to protect the personal data of its residents. CalOPPA requires operators of online services that collect personal information to post a Privacy Policy. In 2014, California updated CalOPPA to require an operator to disclose how it handles Do Not

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How GDPR penalties and fines can affect your business
GDPR
Ryne Sulier

How GDPR penalties and fines can affect your business

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) stipulates that national authorities within the European Union (E.U) must assess certain GDPR penalties (including GDPR fines) for specific data protection violations by businesses/individuals. The processing of data is generally not allowed under the GDPR, and violating GDPR guidelines regarding the limited exceptions where

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