Austin Mooney

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Austin Mooney focuses his practice on global privacy, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. A Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, he is experienced in helping clients navigate US and international data protection law, including the GDPR. Click here to learn more about Austin's practice. 

State Privacy Patchwork Spreads with Signing of Colorado Privacy Act

By , , and on Jul 9, 2021
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, General Interest

On July 7, 2021, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law, the latest in the recent wave of state privacy legislation but unlikely to be the last. The CPA will take effect July 1, 2023, six months after Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act...

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Uber Criminal Complaint Raises the Stakes for Breach Response

By , and on Sep 3, 2020
Posted In Big Data, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Privacy, Enforcement, Mobile Apps

On August 20, 2020, a criminal complaint was filed charging Joseph Sullivan, Uber’s former chief security officer, with obstruction of justice and misprision of a felony in connection with an alleged attempted cover-up of a 2016 data breach. These are serious charges for which Mr. Sullivan has the presumption of innocence. At the time of...

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Key Issues We’re Tracking as CCPA Enforcement Nears

By , and on Jun 29, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

Although 2020 has already provided more than its share of surprises for businesses, one thing appears to remain unchanged: the California attorney general’s commitment to enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act beginning July 1, 2020. As companies work to ensure compliance with this legislation, we explore several key issues. No one will disagree that a...

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New California Privacy Ballot Initiative Would Expand the CCPA

By , and on Jun 26, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

A proposed ballot initiative in California known as the California Privacy Rights Act, which is likely to pass if placed on the 2020 ballot, would both clarify and expand the existing California Consumer Privacy Act. Companies doing business in the state should closely monitor these developments and prepare for compliance, as we outline in this...

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A Sale or Not a Sale? The Digital Advertising Debate

By and on Jan 17, 2020
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Email/Spam, Social Media

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires businesses who engage in sales of personal information, to offer consumers the right to opt out of such sales through a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link or button on their websites. These “Do Not Sell” obligations present a particularly thorny question for businesses that participate in...

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