California Consumer Privacy Act

“Cybersecurity” has emerged as one of top risks facing organizations. Considering the steady stream of massive data breaches affecting millions (sometimes billions), the debilitating effects of ransomware on an organization’s information systems, the intrigue of international threat actors, and the mobilization and collaboration of national law enforcement to thwart these attacks, it’s no wonder. Notions

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) issued its first enforcement advisory concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). In Enforcement Advisory No. 2024-01, the CPPA tackles a foundational principle – data minimization. Much of the attention surrounding the CCPA seems to focus on website privacy policies, notices at collection, and consumer rights requests. With

The explosion of generative AI has spawned a wide range of personal and professional tools and applications. One noteworthy (no pun intended) example of those tools and applications is notetakers that can capture, transcribe, and organize the content discussed at meetings (virtual or otherwise), enabling participants to more meaningfully participate in the meeting/discussion. They can

In 2023, a California superior court halted enforcement of any final California Privacy Protection Agency regulation implemented until a period of 12 months from the date that individual regulations became final. Based on the ruling, enforcement of the initial regulations passed in March 2023 could not commence until March 2024.

The California Privacy Protection Agency

On October 8, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 947. Effective January 1, 2024, the bill will revise the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) definition of “sensitive personal information” to include personal information that reveals a consumer’s citizenship or immigration status.

Under the CCPA, consumers have certain rights with regard to their

When the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) was enacted, it created the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) and delegated to the CPPA significant regulatory authority. One of the areas of that authority is cybersecurity, which includes performing cybersecurity audits annually. On September 8, 2023, the CPPA considered a draft set of regulations that would establish

Though enforcement of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) which amended the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been paused for now, the State of California is not resting when it comes to compliance with the CCPA.

On July 14, 2023, California’s Attorney General announced an “investigative sweep” regarding compliance with the CCPA.

Websites play a vital role for organizations. They facilitate communication with consumers, constituents, patients, employees, donors, and the general public. They project an organization’s image and promote goodwill, provide information about products and services and allow for their purchase. Websites also inform investors about performance, enable job seekers to view and apply for open positions,

Last week, a New York Times’ article discussed ChatGPT and AI’s “democratization of disinformation,” along with their potentially disruptive effects on upcoming political contests. Asking a chatbot powered by generative AI to produce a fundraising email is not the main concern, according to the article. Leveraging that technology to create and disseminate disinformation and deepfakes

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently took enforcement action against digital healthcare companies for sharing user information vie third-party tracking pixels, which enable the collection of user data. At the start of the year, the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights issued its own bulletin with guidance regarding tracking pixel technology for