In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.Continue Reading Privacy World Week in Review
With Gov. Abbot’s recent signing of the Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment Act (SCOPE Act), Texas joins Arkansas and Utah (see our blogs here and here) in requiring age verification and parental consent before allowing minors to create accounts on social media platforms. Two key differences among these laws are (i) the SCOPE Act’s scope, which is broader than the other two state laws; and (ii) the duty imposed by the SCOPE Act to prevent harm to minors by preventing their exposure to “harmful material.” To define “harmful material,” the SCOPE Act borrows from a different Texas law which defines it as material that “taken as a whole” (i) appeals to the prurient interest of a minor in sex, nudity, or excretion, (ii) is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable for minors, and (iii) is utterly without redeeming social value for minors.Continue Reading Texas Two-Steps into the Childrens Privacy Dance: The Securing Children Online through Parental Empowerment Act
In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.
Privacy teams have more to do with Gov. Abbot signing the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, also known as TX HB 4 (the “Act”), after several last minute amendments. This is in addition to new comprehensive privacy laws from Tennessee (also amended late in the game before submission to the Governor), Indiana, Iowa, Montana and Florida that have passed this spring alone.
Importantly, there is not a minimum number of records processed or annual revenue threshold for businesses to be in the scope of the law. It has broad applicability to companies who do business in the state and who process or sell personal data. It does contain the usual entity and data level exceptions (e.g., GLBA, HIPAA, FCRA, etc.) and explicitly excludes data collected in the human resources or business-to-business context.
Continue Reading Don’t Mess with Texas: The Lone Star State Enacts Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Law
After several days of deliberating, a jury today convicted Uber Technologies Inc.’s (“Uber’s”) former chief security officer (the “Former CSO”) of criminal obstruction and concealing the theft of personal data of fifty million Uber customers and seven million Uber drivers from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).
Recall that back in 2016, two hackers stole data…
In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.
By now, most CPW readers are very familiar with the term “BIPA”—the acronym used for Illinois’s game-changing biometric privacy law, which has led to a barrage of class action litigation pursued against companies that use biometric data in their commercial operations. BIPA is not, however, the only biometric privacy law on the books that presents…