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  • Connecticut Likely to Become Fifth State to Enact Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law

    When the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) became law, it was only a matter of time before other states adopted their own statutes intending to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for their residents. After overwhelming support in the state legislature, Connecticut is about to become the fifth state with a comprehensive privacy...
    May 4, 2022
  • Jump in Facial and Voice Recognition Raises Privacy, Cybersecurity, Civil Liberty Concerns

    Facial recognition, voiceprint, and other biometric-related technology are booming, and they continue to infiltrate different facets of everyday life. The technology brings countless potential benefits, as well as significant data privacy and cybersecurity risks. Whether it is facial recognition technology being used with COVID-19 screening tools and in law enforcement, continued use of fingerprint-based time...
    February 4, 2022
  • Top 10 for 2022 – Happy Data Privacy Day!

    In honor of Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 10 for 2022.”  While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide some hot topics for organizations to consider in 2022. State Consumer Privacy Law Developments On January 1, 2020, the CCPA ushered into the U.S. a range of new rights for consumers, including:... Continue Reading…
    January 28, 2022
  • Top 10 for 2022 – Happy Data Privacy Day!

    In honor of Data Privacy Day, we provide the following “Top 10 for 2022.”  While the list is by no means exhaustive, it does provide some hot topics for organizations to consider in 2022. State Consumer Privacy Law Developments On January 1, 2020, the CCPA ushered into the U.S. a range of new rights for consumers, including:...
    January 28, 2022
  • California Consumer Privacy Act, California Privacy Rights Act FAQs for Covered Businesses

    The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), considered one of the most expansive U.S. privacy laws to date, went into effect on January 1, 2020. The CCPA placed significant limitations on the collection and sale of a consumer’s personal information and provides consumers new and expansive rights with respect to their personal information. Less than one...
    January 19, 2022
  • From Time Keeping to Dashcams, BIPA Litigation Continues

    The use of smart dashcams and vehicle cameras, including those leveraging AI technology, may trigger the next wave of BIPA litigation, according to two cases filed in Illinois this week. Enacted in 2008, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”), went largely unnoticed until a few years ago when...
    January 10, 2022
  • NYC Places Groundbreaking Restrictions on AI Use in Hiring Practices

    In a groundbreaking move, likely to have significant impact on employee hiring and HR tech, the New York City Council has passed a measure (“the NYC measure”) that bans the use of automated decision-making tools to (1) screen job candidates for employment, or (2) evaluate current employees for promotion, unless the tool has been subject...
    December 20, 2021
  • Responding to the Kronos Cyber Attack – What Should Employers Be Thinking About?

    The leaders of our Wage & Hour Practice, Justin Barnes Jeffrey Brecher and Eric Magnus collaborated with us on this article. According to reports, Kronos, the cloud-based, HR management service provider, suffered a data incident involving ransomware affecting its information systems. Kronos communicated that it discovered the incident late on Saturday, December 11, 2021, when...
    December 14, 2021
  • Employee Monitoring: New York Establishes New Requirements for Employers

    Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into a law a bill that will require New York private sector employers to provide written notice to employees before engaging in electronic monitoring of their activities in the workplace.  Civil Rights (CVR) Chapter 6, Article 5, Section 52-C*2 will take effect six months after enactment,...
    November 19, 2021
  • DOJ Announces Cybersecurity Enforcement Initiative Targeting Federal Contractors

    Last week, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the launch of its Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative (“the Initiative”) aimed at combating “new and emerging cyber threats to the security of sensitive information and critical systems” specifically targeting accountability of cybersecurity obligations for federal contractors and federal grant recipients, by way of the False Claims Act.  The...
    October 18, 2021

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