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College Board Settles for $750,000 Penalty for Sharing and Selling Student Data in Violation of New York State’s Student Privacy Law

On February 13, 2024, New York State’s Attorney General (AG) Letitia James and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced a $750,000 settlement with the non-profit College Board over allegations that College Board shared and sold student personal information in violation of the state’s student privacy law, New York…

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New Jersey Privacy Law Helps Expand US Consumer Privacy System

On Jan. 16, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the New Jersey Data Privacy Act into law. Its passage makes New Jersey the 14th state to adopt a comprehensive consumer data privacy law. Given the NJDPA’s nuances compared to other current state privacy laws, companies subject to the New Jersey law will have…

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Goodwin’s 2024 Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Outlook

As we kick off 2024, many of us are wondering what this year’s hot topics and trends will be in the privacy and cybersecurity sector. Will AI continue to be the trendsetter, even among privacy regulators? And what will businesses do to keep up to date with all emerging laws,…

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Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act: What Businesses Need to Know

On September 11, 2023, Delaware Governor John Carney signed House Bill No. 154, referred to as the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act (DPDPA), into law. With the passage of the DPDPA, Delaware became the thirteenth state to adopt a comprehensive consumer data privacy law, joining California, Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, Iowa, Indiana, Tennessee, Montana, Florida, Texas, and Oregon. The DPDPA…

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Massachusetts Proposes Sweeping Requirements for Processing Mobile Device Location Data

In January 2023, companion bills on “An act protecting reproductive health access, LGBTQ lives, religious liberty and freedom of movement by banning the sale of cell phone location information” were proposed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (H357) and in the Senate (S148). This proposed legislation is also known as…

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Conducting Privacy Impact Assessments State-By-State

While data protection or privacy impact assessments may be familiar to businesses that process personal information of individuals from certain countries outside the U.S. — e.g., those in Europe — until recently, consumer privacy laws applicable to businesses in the U.S. have not mandated PIAs. PIAs help businesses identify risks that…

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States Race After Utah on Minors’ Privacy Despite Legal Threats

The legislative and regulatory landscape concerning minors’ privacy is becoming increasingly protective, adding new complexity and uncertainty for companies as they navigate a patchwork of requirements. The latest legislative trend aims to regulate use of social media by minors and provide parents with greater control over their children’s social media…

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Takeaways from Washington's Sweeping Health Privacy Bill

On April 27, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s sweeping health privacy bill – the My Health Data Act.[1] The act, which establishes a comprehensive privacy framework for entities that do business in the state and that handle consumer health data, will take effect less than a…

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French Privacy Regulator Fines Apple 8 Million Euros for Ad Targeting Violations

On December 29, 2022, France’s privacy regulator (CNIL) imposed an €8 million fine on Apple. The CNIL found Apple in breach of France’s ePrivacy rules for not obtaining mobile users’ consent prior to reading and depositing Identifiers for Advertising (IDFAs) on those users’ devices. Apple has announced that it intends…

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States Look to Strengthen Protections for Consumer Health Data Post-Dobbs

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dobbs Decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood and eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion, permitted states to regulate access to abortion services. Since the Supreme Court issued its opinion on June 24, 2022, privacy, consumer and reproductive health…

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