On the eve of Data Privacy Day, the California Attorney General announced a new investigative focus for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on mobile applications, specifically popular apps in the retail, travel, and food service industries. The Attorney General sent letters to businesses with mobile applications that have allegedly failed to
Colorado Introduces a Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Bill
Colorado recently became the latest state to consider a comprehensive consumer privacy law. On March 19, 2021, Colorado State Senators Rodriguez and Lundeen introduced SB 21-190, entitled “an Act Concerning additional protection of data relating to personal privacy”. Following California’s bold example of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) effective since January 2020, Virginia…
Damaging Data Breaches Don’t Just Involve SSNs or Medical Information
A few weeks back a company’s watch list containing nearly 2.5 million individuals and entities considered “high-risk” for its clients was mistakenly leaked to the public. A “high-risk” entity in this circumstance was one potentially linked to organized crime or terrorism. The leak resulted from an unsecured and incorrectly configured company database.
Typically in the…