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.

Model Data Privacy Bill Approved: What the UPDPA Could Do for State Legislatures Across the Country

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   In July 2021, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) voted to approve the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA). The UPDPA is a model data privacy bill designed to provide a template for states to introduce to their own legislatures, and ultimately, adopt as binding law.   The UPDPA The
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Third Party’s Collection of Website Visitor Data Not Considered “Intercepted” Under New Pennsylvania WESCA Ruling

By Anokhy Desai   A few weeks ago, U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV of the Western District of Pennsylvania held that there was no interception of communication per the Pennsylvania Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act (WESCA) when a third-party company collected data from a user’s browser as she visited another website, writing that
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A Cheat Sheet for Colorado’s Forthcoming New Privacy Act

By Joshua A. Mooney, Kennedys   The Colorado Privacy Act (“ColoPA” or “Act”) has been sent to Governor Jared Polis’s office to be signed into law, making Colorado the third state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation (coming behind California and Virginia). Once signed, the Act will take effect on July 31, 2023. However, its requirements
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