California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)

In a decision last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a putative class action concerning allegations that Shopify violated various California privacy and unfair competition laws by purportedly concealing its involvement in online consumer transactions.  Briskin v. Shopify, Inc., No. 22-15815, 2023 WL 8225346 (9th Cir. Nov. 28, 2023).  In

We are pleased to announce that Alan Friel and Julia Jacobson will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live video webinar, Consumer Data Transfers Under New Privacy Laws: Contracting Requirements; Due Diligence; Vendor Management, Best Practices for Drafting and Modifying Documents to Ensure Continued Compliance With Ever-Evolving Privacy Laws on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from

With several consumer privacy laws and regulations going into effect this year, businesses need to be conducting and documenting formal assessments of their data practices, known as “Data Protection Impact Assessments” or “DPIAs.” We previously discussed DPIA requirements under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), Connecticut’s Public Act No. 22-15 (“CTPA”), California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), and Colorado Privacy Rights Act (“CPA”) here, and DPIA requirements under the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“CAADCA”) and New York City’s Local Law 144 (“Local Law 144”) here.
Continue Reading Navigating Data Privacy Assessments Amid New State Laws

On January 1st of this year, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) and amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) went into effect. Later this year, the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”), Connecticut’s Public Act No. 22-15 (known as the “Connecticut Privacy Act” or “CTPA”), and the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”) will go into effect as well. Aside from the UCPA, these laws will obligate covered entities to document and assess certain processing activities in formal data protection assessments, which will be available to regulators. The purpose is to require companies to look critically at high-risk data processing activities and avoid unjustifiable risks and negative impacts on data subjects. Assessments can also serve the purpose of maintaining current data inventories and retention schedules and ensuring that processing is not inconsistent with the notified purposes at the time of collection.
Continue Reading 2023 State Privacy Laws and Regulations Bring Extensive Data Protection Assessment Requirements

On March 15, 2023, after five public input sessions, a rulemaking hearing, and over 130 written comments, the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) rules were officially finalized when the Colorado Attorney General’s Office completed its review and submitted them to the Secretary of State. The final rules will be published later this month and go into effect on the same day as the statute, July 1, 2023.
Continue Reading Colorado Privacy Act Rules Finalized; To Be in Effect July 1

Part 1 of How to Approach DPAs in view of Final CCPA Regs: A Series

This is the first in our series of blog posts on top considerations for approaching data processing terms required under the state privacy laws that have, or will, come into effect this year, namely the California Consumer Privacy Act, as

Within the next two weeks, California Privacy Protection Agency (“Agency”) staff will prepare and submit a document package to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) that includes the final text of the CPRA regulations along with the Final Statement of Reasons and responses to all public comments. Once received, the OAL will have 30 business days to review, recommend modifications, and ultimately approve or reject the package.
Continue Reading CPPA Board Votes to Send Final CPRA Regs to the Office of Administrative Law

2022 saw cases continue to be filed under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), although perhaps reflecting the increasing reliance of the plaintiffs’ bar on negligence and tort-based privacy claims concerning a defendant’s alleged failure to maintain “reasonable security,” the number of cases of CCPA based claims declined. Read on for Privacy World’s highlights of

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today an investigative sweep of mobile apps, focused on popular apps in the retail, travel, and food service industries that fail to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). According to a press release, the sweep is focused on apps that allegedly fail to comply with consumer opt-out requests or do not offer any mechanism for consumers who want to stop the sale of their data. The press release also highlights enforcement in relation to handling of agent requests, namely through an agent service created by Consumer Reports called “Permission Slip.”
Continue Reading California AG Announces CCPA Compliance Sweep of Mobile Apps ahead of Data Privacy Day

The California Privacy Protection Agency Board (“Board”) announced it will hold a public meeting on February 3, 2023. The posted meeting agenda shows the potential for rulemaking activity during the Board’s first meeting of 2023. Specifically, the agenda items include: “Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Proposed Regulations, Sections 7000–7304, to Implement, Interpret, and Make Specific the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as Amended by the California” and “Preliminary Rulemaking Activities for New Rules on Risk Assessments, Cybersecurity Audits, and Automated Decision-Making.” The full agenda is available here.
Continue Reading Potential Rulemaking on the Horizon: CPPA Board Announces February Public Meeting