California Enacts Strict Privacy Law

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 375, the so-called California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The Act was passed in order to defeat a stricter privacy-focused initiative set to appear on the November ballot, which we wrote about in May. The group behind that initiative withdrew it upon passage of the… Continue reading California Enacts Strict Privacy Law

Supporters of Proposed California Consumer Privacy Act Submit Necessary Signatures for Ballot Inclusion

Earlier this month, supporters of a proposed California data privacy initiative known as The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) announced that they had collected 625,000 signatures for the initiative’s inclusion in the state’s November ballot. The number of collected signatures well exceeds the 365,880 count necessary under state regulations for inclusion of a… Continue reading Supporters of Proposed California Consumer Privacy Act Submit Necessary Signatures for Ballot Inclusion

New Privacy Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Last month, Senators introduced two bills aimed at increasing privacy protections for consumers.  The Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act would authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations that improve consumer control over how data is collected and used.  The second piece of legislation, known as the Social Media… Continue reading New Privacy Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate