On Aug. 8, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed economic sanctions on Tornado Cash, a popular cryptocurrency mixing service that allows customers to obscure the original source of virtual currency transactions by “mixing” multiple transactions and then redistributing them. While mixing may have legitimate benefits in some transactions,

On June 24, 2022, China’s National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (commonly referred to as “TC260”) finalized the Technical Guideline on Personal Information Cross-Border Transfer Certification (Final Cert Guideline). Although the Final Cert Guideline largely remains the same as the draft version released this past April, which is described in our prior blog post, China

As more children spend their time online exploring and learning, government bodies in the United States and internationally have enacted policies to ensure safer spaces, privacy, security, and protection for children online. The California Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted to advance two California bills to protect children’s online activities.

Closely modeled after the UK’s Children’s

On July 8, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) issued proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations to harmonize them with the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Individuals or companies have until Aug. 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. to submit

UPDATE: The program, “The Proposed CPRA (California Privacy Rights Act) Regulations: What to look for, deciding whether to comment, and how to prepare,” originally scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30 has been rescheduled as Chairperson Urban of the CPPA recently indicated that she will provide additional information regarding the timeline for public comment

The Boston Patent Law Association’s Computer Law Committee is hosting the webinar “U.S. and EU Data Privacy Compliance in the Healthcare Space” Wednesday, June 29 at 12 p.m. EST. Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Gretchen A. Ramos, co-chair of the firm’s Global Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, will be a panelist on the webinar,

The CCPA’s (California Consumer Privacy Act) exemption on human resources (HR) and business-to-business (B2B) personal information expires on January 1, 2023 when the CPRA takes effect. Unlike the other new state privacy laws effective in 2023, the CPRA will apply to personal information that a business collects from its employees, job applicants, independent contractors and

The Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is recognized in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide. The guide, which is researched by UK-based Chambers and Partners and is based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients, ranked the practice Band 1 for Nationwide Privacy & Data Security:

In this article, we discuss today’s most prevalent types of ransomware attacks, considerations for whether to make the ransom payment, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control’s (OFAC) ransomware guidance, and the U.S. government’s efforts in connection with these attacks.

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