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

  1. 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

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.[1] 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

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  • 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

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

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

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as state procedural rules, permit parties to a lawsuit to conduct discovery, in search of information and documents that may be relevant to the litigation. Parties can issue requests for documents, information (called interrogatories), and admissions of fact to other parties to the lawsuit; parties may use

After Europe blazed the trail by passing the sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in 2016, California followed closely in the footsteps of European efforts by passing the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”). Effective January 1, 2020, the CCPA provided a number of obligations

On July 8, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) released proposed regulations to implement the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). The new proposals would dramatically change the existing regulations that apply to organizations that do business in California.

Click here to read the full article, published by the Washington Legal Foundation Aug. 19, 2022.

On Aug. 11, 2022, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued guidance indicating that financial institutions and service providers that fail to adopt sufficient data security measures to protect consumer financial data may violate the Consumer Financial Protection Act provision prohibiting unfair acts and practices.

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