Author: PBA Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

The Pennsylvania Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee analyzes cybersecurity issues and educates PBA members about legal, regulatory and industry standards that preserve the confidentiality of protected information.

Suite of New Laws in Washington Aim to Strengthen Reproductive Health Privacy Protections

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D.   While people tend to think of California as the state leading the nation on comprehensive data privacy law protections (with CCPA and CPRA) and Illinois as the state leading the way on biometric-specific data protections (with BIPA), Washington is worthy of similar attention for its adoption of meaningful
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Wiretap Lawsuits Based on Session Replay Software Are on the Rise. Here’s What You Should Know.

By Krishna A. Jani, CIPP/US, Flaster Greenberg PC   The Technology   Businesses with consumer-facing websites face a bit of a legal “Wild West” with regard to the collection of data at the moment. Most businesses collect some degree of consumer or site visitor data using cookies, web beacons, and/or session replay software. That data
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2023 Starts Off With a Mobile Application Sweep

With the January 1 CPRA enforcement date came new compliance rules from California privacy regulators. California Attorney General Rob Bonta recently announced an investigation focusing on popular retail, travel and food service mobile apps that have violated the California Consumer Privacy Act. The Data Privacy Day investigative sweep comes with added urgency, as the affirmative
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Pitfalls of Keystroke Recording in Light of Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Statute

By Lauren E. Kirchner, Firstrust Bank   Businesses across Pennsylvania, and indeed, outside of Pennsylvania, are behooved to stay apprised of recent litigation filed against two companies under the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act of 1978 (“WESCA”) (18 Pa. C.S.A. §§ 5701 et seq.). In Popa v. Harriet Carter Gifts, Inc. et al.
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