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Laura Jehl serves as global head of the Firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Focusing on the intersection of data, law and emerging technologies, Laura advises clients on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues. She has extensive experience identifying and mitigating privacy and data protection issues arising out of the collection, use and storage of data as well as the design of new business models, products and technologies. Click here to learn more about Laura Jehl's practice.

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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Importance of CCPA Compliance Highlighted by First Round of Private Actions


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

The first wave of California Consumer Privacy Act litigation has begun to roll in, and the complaints are already raising interesting questions about the scope of CCPA’s private right of action. The actions assert a variety of claims under numerous theories and present a broad range of potential risks to businesses subject to CCPA. In...

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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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Public Backlash Calls Use of Facial Recognition Systems into Question


By and on Jun 25, 2020
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Workplace Privacy

In recent weeks and months, legal and technical issues related to use of facial recognition systems in the United States have received national attention, including concerns that the technology lacks accuracy in identifying non-white individuals and that its widespread use by police departments may play a role in racially discriminatory policing. Privacy considerations will play...

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Washington State Takes the Lead in CCPA Copycat Legislation Race, Trends Emerge


By , and on Mar 6, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on January 1, 2020, “copycat” legislation has been introduced at a dizzying pace by state legislatures across the country. Taking their cues from CCPA, at last count 16 states have borrowed language from California’s watershed law regarding consumer notices, data subject rights requests, and definitions of...

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Privacy and Data Security: 2020 Considerations for the Insurance Industry


By and on Feb 7, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

With the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) having taken effect on January 1, 2020, the privacy and data security landscape for insurance carriers, producers and insurtech (collectively, “insurers”) continues to grow more complex. A number of states have also recently passed laws regulating data security in the insurance industry, with the first transition...

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Tackling Increased Cybersecurity Requirements in the Defense Industrial Base


By , , , , and on Feb 3, 2020
Posted In Cybersecurity

On January 30, 2020, the US Department of Defense (DoD) released version 1.0 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework, which is available here, with appendices available here. This highly anticipated 390-page release supersedes the prior draft versions, the last of which was released in December 2019. The DoD will begin requiring contractors to obtain certification...

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