On March 2, 2021, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) into law, making Virginia the second state to have comprehensive data privacy legislation on the books. The CDPA is similar to the privacy regime enacted under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and expanded under the California Privacy Rights

On Feb. 10, 2021, Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter offered a glimpse of where the FTC may be headed under the Biden administration and confirmed that privacy remains among the Commission’s top priorities.

In her keynote address to the Future of Privacy Forum, Slaughter shared her views on the FTC’s role

Ian C. Ballon, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, participated in a virtual panel on Feb. 25 titled “What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity.” He discussed the growing threat of cyberattack and how businesses can prepare for and prevent security breaches.

Click here to read a transcript of the

In late January, California’s Attorney General (AG) tweeted about the use of the new Global Privacy Control (GPC), informing California consumers that on certain browsers they can use GPC as a “stop selling my data switch” to exercise their right to opt out of the sale of their personal information (PI) in one step –

On Feb. 15, Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Chris Sprowls held a press conference to announce their support for legislation that would significantly increase data privacy and security regulation and create new rights for Florida consumers with respect to their personal information (PI).

House Bill 969 by Rep. Fiona McFarland (R-Sarasota) would apply to

The EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act took different paths to come into existence, but as Greenberg Traurig Co-Chair, U.S. Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity David Zetoony writes, the two bills are still related. Zetoony looks back at the creation of the bills, and explains that when looking at future privacy

The start of the year presents an opportunity for organizations to assess the efficacy of their existing privacy and data security programs and what projects they should tackle in the coming year. The Cybersecurity Law Report spoke with multiple experts, including Gretchen Ramos, global co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, about

Amid the pandemic and the barrage of pandemic-related news, it has been easy to overlook the reports of a massive security incident that could potentially affect thousands of companies’ data. Beginning the week of December 7th, several prominent data breaches were reported by companies and government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.

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The UK is nearing the end of its Brexit transition period (the Transition Period), which expires Dec. 31, 2020. Although the UK has not been a party to the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement since the passage of Brexit, it has been treated as an EEA member during the Transition Period. Because of this status,