The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect January 1, 2020, is considered the most robust state privacy law in the United States. The CCPA seems to have spurred a flood of similar legislative proposals on the state level, and started a shift in the consumer privacy law landscape. Many of these proposals
As we have previously reported, a growing list of jurisdictions have enacted social media privacy laws applicable to employers. The most recent state to join the list is Maine, which brings the total to 22 states having enacted similar measures.
Under Maine’s law, an employer may not:
- Require or coerce an employee or
In another favorable decision for companies, the Maine Supreme Court ruled on September 21, 2010 that consumers affected by a data breach could not claim damages from the company unless they suffered uncompensated financial losses or some other tangible injury.
The Maine Supreme Court addressed the following:
In the absence of physical harm or economic loss