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Privacy Bill Trackers
Donata Kalnenaite

State privacy law tracker

Last updated: July 3, 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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A guide to who does CalOPPA apply to
CalOPPA
Alice Porch

A guide to who does CalOPPA apply to

In 2004, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) went into effect and became a national standard for consumer protection. With the passage of CalOPPA, California was the first state to require an online business to post a Privacy Policy. CalOPPA requires an operator of an online business to provide

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Who does the CCPA apply to
CCPA
Tyler Pewitt

Who does the CCPA apply to?

The CCPA: California Consumer Privacy Act requires certain businesses to make a number of rights available for consumers, including providing consumers with the ability to opt-out of the sale of their personally identifiable information (PII), request the deletion of their collected PII, and request disclosures regarding what PII has been

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