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

In yet another example of its focus on imposing greater data security accountability, the New York Attorney General (“NYAG”) recently announced a significant settlement with Marymount Manhattan College (“the College”).  The settlement stems from a data breach to which the College was subject in 2021.  Following an investigation, which, according to the NYAG, revealed inadequacies

This summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules to enhance and standardize disclosures by public companies regarding cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance, and incidents.  

The rules will impose a number of new requirements, including disclosures regarding:

  • Material cybersecurity incidents, which must be made within four (4) business days – a tight timeline

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.

As noted in a prior post, New York’s Attorney General (“NYAG”) has made enforcement of the New York SHIELD Act  an enforcement priority. The SHIELD Act requires organizations handling personal information related to New York residents to maintain reasonable safeguards to protect that information.  Maintaining its focus on this area, the NYAG recently released

On March 28, 2023, Iowa’s Governor signed Iowa’s new statute relating to consumer data protection. Iowa joins CaliforniaColoradoConnecticutUtah, and Virginia in the ever-growing patchwork of consumer privacy laws across the country.

The new law takes effect on January 1, 2025.

Iowa’s consumer privacy law covers businesses

On March 15, 2023, the Iowa legislature unanimously passed Senate File 262, the Consumer Privacy Act, which relates to consumer data and privacy protection. Once signed by Iowa’s governor, the statute will become operative on January 1, 2025, and  Iowa will join California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia in passing

While the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) only recently approved revised amended regulations pertaining to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), it is already on to its next rulemaking.

On February 10, 2023, the CPPA issued an invitation for preliminary comments on proposed rulemaking pertaining to cybersecurity audits