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Texas’ New Privacy Law Goes Into Effect – And Attorney General Builds Enforcement Team

Since the passing of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018, California has led the nation in privacy regulation and enforcement. But, beginning July 1, 2024, Texas will be the new sheriff in town. On July 1, Texas’ Data Privacy and Security Act goes into effect as one of the strongest…

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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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Data Privacy Day 2024: What’s Hot in Privacy? Everything

This year, Data Privacy Day, January 28, fell on a Sunday, allowing us extra time to contemplate – between NFL championship games – the top ten things to keep your eyes on in US privacy in 2024. The coming year will continue to feature a dizzying pace of developments, including…

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What Does the Irish DPC’s 1.2 Billion Euro Data Transfer Fine Mean For EU-US Transfers?

On 22 May 2023, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) fined Facebook parent Meta EUR 1.2 billion for transferring personal data to the U.S. in violation of GDPR. The DPC also ordered Meta to suspend further transfers unless it can bring such transfers into compliance within 5 months. Meta is…

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6 Predictions, 6 Attorneys - Goodwin's 2023 Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity Outlook

In honor of Data Privacy Week, and as we kick off 2023, many of us are wondering what this year’s hot topics and trends will be in the privacy and cybersecurity sector. How will the new Privacy Shield in the EU and UK affect data regulation? How will state privacy…

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Crystal Ball Privacy in 2023: US States, Kids and AI

Last year was a rollercoaster year for data protection and privacy professionals, but expect 2023 to call and raise 2022’s activity at the state, federal and international levels. Privacy, as we all know, is recession-proof. These will be some of the highlights: US state laws go into force The most…

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EU Commission Publishes Draft Adequacy Decision on Privacy Shield 2.0

On December 13, 2022, the European Commission published a draft adequacy decision on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (the “Framework”), the successor to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework that was famously struck down by Europe’s top court two years ago. While the purpose of the draft adequacy decision, once adopted,…

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EU Standard Contractual Clauses Need Replacing by December 27, 2022

Introduction On June 4, 2021, the European Commission (the “EC”) abolished the old Standard Contractual Clauses (the “Old SCCs”) and published a new more flexible set of clauses (the “New SCCs”) for companies that wish to export personal data from the EU to elsewhere to rely on (for more information,…

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President Biden Signs “Privacy Shield” Executive Order to Address European Concerns Over Surveillance Practices in the United States

UPDATE: On October 7, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,” establishing new privacy safeguards and oversight mechanisms for foreign intelligence that will form the basis of a new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (“DPF”). The DPF, which President Biden and European…

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