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Connecticut Becomes Latest State to Pass Comprehensive Data Privacy Law

On May 10, 2022, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law an Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring (“Connecticut Data Privacy Act”,  “CTDPA” or the “Act”). Like the California Privacy Rights Act, Colorado Privacy Act, Utah Consumer Privacy Act, and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act, the Act provides…

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Biometrics Regulations: Navigating US Biometric Laws

The United States is in need of comprehensive federal data privacy legislation, which may finally be gaining traction. In late 2019, two competing federal privacy proposals were drafted. Senate Bill 2968 (the “Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act”), was introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), among others.  And the “United States…

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The Colorado Privacy Act Joins List of Comprehensive State Privacy Laws

On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) into law. The CPA will take effect on July 1, 2023 and joins the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) on a growing list of comprehensive state data privacy laws…

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What Happens In The British Virgin Islands, Stays In The British Virgin Islands

On 13 April 2021, the British Virgin Islands (“BVI” or “Virgin Islands”) became the latest jurisdiction to enact a comprehensive information privacy law when the territory published the Data Protection Act, 2021 (the “DPA 2021” or the “Act”) in its Official Gazette. Despite being a territory of the United Kingdom, the Virgin…

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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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