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Federal Privacy Law in 2021?
Federal Privacy Law in 2021?

On December 9, just one week after WireWheel’s SPOKES Privacy Technology Conference, where the concept of a U.S. federal privacy law was widely discussed, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing that raised this very issue. Framing...

Another Round of Proposed CCPA Modifications
Another Round of Proposed CCPA Modifications

On December 10, 2020, the California Attorney General proposed new modifications to the CCPA. The proposed modifications are in response to comments received about the October 12, 2020 proposed modifications to the “final” CCPA regulations, issued August 14, 2020....

Canada Introduces New Federal Privacy Bill
Canada Introduces New Federal Privacy Bill

On November 17, the Canadian government drafted new privacy legislation that would make significant changes to their existing federal privacy laws. If passed, Bill C-11, the Digital Charter Implementation Act (DCIA), would replace Part 1 of the Personal Information...

How Does CCPA Affect Mergers & Acquisitions?
How Does CCPA Affect Mergers & Acquisitions?

If your company is preparing for a liquidity event or doing the due diligence associated with acquiring a business, there are privacy implications you should be considering. One consideration is the costs associated with coming into compliance of the newly purchased...

Why You Should Stick with Privacy Shield for Now
Why You Should Stick with Privacy Shield for Now

Now that the Schrems II decision is behind us and the EU-US Privacy Shield no longer provides a valid legal basis for data transfers from the EU to the U.S. does it still hold a place in the privacy story for US companies?  Will the US stand up an enhanced framework...

CCPA Final Regulations Overview
CCPA Final Regulations Overview

On August 14, 2020, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the approval of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The approved regulations go into effect immediately.  Given that the final regulations are already in effect as...