On Jan. 27, 2023, the California Attorney General announced his office is investigating and sending letters to businesses in the retail, travel, and food industries with popular mobile apps that allegedly are not in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) by failing to offer a consumer opt-out mechanism for sales, or honor rights
5 Trends to Watch: 2023 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
- An Increase in Extortion-Only Cyber Attacks – While ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, a recent trend has emerged where threat actors are bypassing ransomware malware and encryption tactics and going straight to data theft. If a victim company does not pay the extortion demand, the threat actors engage in increasingly aggressive
Jan. 26 Event | Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2023
GT Shareholders Ian C. Ballon and Jena M. Valdetero will present at PLI’s Advanced Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and TCPA Class Action Litigation 2023 event Jan. 26, 2023. The program will cover forensic tutorial guides; major new cases and trends from the past year in the law of data privacy and security breach; the latest…
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies May Violate HIPAA
Given recent Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights guidance, HIPAA-regulated entities should consider immediately taking the steps discussed in this GT blog post to reduce the risk associated with their use of tracking technologies.
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NYDFS Proposes Significant Changes to Its Cybersecurity Regulation
On Nov. 9, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a proposed second amendment to its 2017 cybersecurity regulation for financial service companies. In July 2022, NYDFS issued a draft version of the changes, but the current amendment has significant changes. Most of the proposed changes will take effect 180 days…
FTC Delays Compliance Date of the Safeguards Rule
- The Safeguards Rule compliance deadline is delayed by six months
- Eight subsections of the Safeguards Rule are affected by the delay
- The new effective date for compliance is June 9, 2023
- The FTC cited implementation challenges for small business as the reason for the delay.
On Nov. 15, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission…
Don’t Have a Do-Not-Call Policy? Every SMS You Send Could Violate the TCPA and Come With A Private Right of Action
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) covers unsolicited calls and texts, aimed at protecting consumers from harassing and unwanted communications. With the April 2021 Facebook SCOTUS case (see GT Alert) reducing the prevalence of some TCPA claims with private rights of action, new claims are starting to emerge as plaintiffs’ favorites.
The Complete Handbook for Cross Border Transfers of Personal Information Utilizing the New European Standard Contractual Clauses
All contracts that used the traditional Standard Contractual Clauses must be updated and repapered by 27 December 2022. To help companies comply with the deadline, Greenberg Traurig’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group has compiled a 90-page guide explaining how to apply the new Standard Contractual Clauses in over 40 different transfer scenarios – ranging from…
Deadline: ‘Old’ Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) Expire Dec. 27, 2022
After an extended sunset period, time to replace the “old” SCCs runs out on Dec. 27, 2022. After that date, the old SCCs will no longer legalize data transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). To avoid compliance risks associated with illegal transfers of personal data, any old SCCs should be updated to…
See You in Brussels at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
The IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022, Europe’s premier gathering of data protection professionals discussing strategic developments in regional and international data privacy, will be held in Brussels Nov. 16-17. Several members of our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group will be in attendance, and we are excited to see everyone there. If you or…