Category: Data Privacy

Attorneys General Sue Google for Unfair and Deceptive Consumer Location Tracking Practices

Issue Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine sued Google on January 24 for its deceptive location tracking practices in violation of D.C.’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act. AG Racine opened an investigation into this issue after a 2018 Associated Press article exposed Google’s data practice of tracking users even after the “location history” setting was toggled
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The Holidays are Here, and So is OCR Enforcement of HIPAA’s Right of Access

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   On Nov. 30, 2021, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the resolution of five investigations in its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Right of Access Initiative. This brings the total number of this type of
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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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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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The FTC Takes Aim at Zoom

By Jennifer K. Wagner J.D., Ph.D.   2020 brought an unexpected and massive surge in the use of video conferencing platforms. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health guidelines intended to flatten the curve through deterrence of non-essential in-person interactions, Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms have provided a way for people
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