News Alerts and Breach Report for Week of June 20, 2022

MIT Releases White Paper on Data Privacy First-Movers In a new white paper, MIT Technology Review released insights on emerging and current data privacy legislation. The paper, titled First-mover advantages of implementing data privacy in countries where such a law…

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News Alerts and Breach Report for Week of June 13, 2022

Cybersecurity Named Top Driver of Legal Disputes The  2021 Annual Litigation Trends Survey from Norton Rose Fulbright, which surveyed 250 U.S. General counsel and litigation leaders, has identified technological progression and its inherent cybersecurity risks as a primary threat vector…

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Federal Data Privacy Bill Moves Forward – American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA)

On June 3, the U.S. Senate released a draft of the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA). If passed into law, it would be the nation’s first comprehensive federal data privacy standard. Currently, data privacy in the United…

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News Alerts and Breach Report for Week of May 30, 2022

Quebec Updates Data Privacy Law Starting in September 2022, Quebec’s Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector (Act) will take effect. Recent updates have been passed to the Act regarding biometric privacy. A summary of the…

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Privacy

Senate Hearing on Promoting Competition and Privacy in the Tech Sector: Two Hearings in One?

On December 7, 2021, the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth conducted a hearing on “promoting competition, growth, and privacy protection in the technology sector.” The hearing could have been conducted using a split-screen format, since one group of Senators and witnesses focused on anti-competitive behavior by the tech giants and…
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Interest

Interest Groups Exert Influence as Support Grows for Federal Privacy Law

As calls for comprehensive national privacy legislation grow louder in the United States, Big Tech and Big Business are deploying armies of lobbyists and monied interests to influence state and federal legislation. Legislators from both parties have rallied around the need for stronger consumer protection laws. This sentiment was echoed at a recent hearing held…
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Data Protection

Opinion: How the U.S. Government’s Efforts Can Improve Data Privacy and Protection in 2021

This year, cybersecurity incidents, such as data breaches, have led to the proliferation of identity theft and fraud, facilitated by a lack of digital identity verification credentials. Additionally, data privacy legislation has gained momentum at the state level and become a key area of concern for lawmakers and citizens alike. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence and blockchain…
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