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Despite Legalization, Cannabis Retailers Still Face Telecom Backlash

On April 12, New Mexico became the 17th state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of cannabis by people 21 years old or older, paving the way for the emergence of a multitude of cannabis dispensaries looking to cash in on what may become one of the nation’s largest…

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“Data Knows No Borders”: Virginia’s Privacy Law Won’t Give Businesses Relief From The CCPA, But Consumers Nationwide Get Additional Privacy Rights

On March 2, 2021, Virginia enacted the Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). The VCDPA will become effective January 1, 2023. The VCDPA shares its roots with the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) and the recently approved California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and will regulate how businesses (the VCDPA refers to businesses as “controllers”) collect and share…

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New York Proposes Consent For Collection Of Biometric Data, Backed By Private Right Of Action

New York State Legislature Proposes Biometric Privacy Act On January 6, 2021, the New York state legislature proposed the Biometric Privacy Act (AB 27) to regulate the collection of biometric information by companies doing business in the state. The bill is currently in committee, and if enacted, New York would…

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