data privacy

On January 18, during a luncheon fireside chat at the California Lawyers Association’s UCL Institute event in Los Angeles, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine shared his insights on what data practices are of concern to him and to the FTC.  Companies should take heed of his comments, the highlights

The UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (the Bill) received its second reading in the House of Lords on 19 December 2023. Although the Bill cleared that crucial milestone, the debate focused on the government’s last-minute introduction of sweeping powers enabling the Secretary of State to require banks and other financial service providers to monitor and to provide information from accounts into which benefits are paid. Although ostensibly intended to identify fraud, the Lords echoed the view expressed by campaigning group, Big Brother Watch, that it would be:

“wholly inappropriate for the UK Government to order private banks, building societies and other financial services to conduct mass, algorithmic, suspicionless surveillance and reporting of their account holders on behalf of the state”.Continue Reading Government access to personal data in bank accounts: a compliance challenge for banks, and a threat to EU adequacy?

2023 was an eventful year for privacy legislation, regulation and regulatory enforcement. The compliance landscape continues to develop and evolve rapidly, making it difficult for covered businesses to keep up with the myriad requirements. In this post, we discuss some of the year’s most interesting privacy compliance developments globally.Continue Reading 2023 Privacy Compliance Year in Review

Our lawyers are well known for thought leadership across many platforms, and that tradition continues over the coming weeks. Please join us for the events detailed in this post as they address the latest trends, updates and insights within the global Data Privacy realm. For more information, contact the presenters or your relationship attorney.Continue Reading Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers to Present on Several Upcoming Webinars and Events

The past week witnessed two major developments relating to data export from China. On one hand, the data export-related regulation was officially adopted which expands the scope of government assessment. On the other hand, the long-awaited draft personal data export standard contract and the rules relating to the application of the contract were released for

The California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA” or “Agency”) hosted its first public meeting yesterday following publication of the first draft of proposed regulations (“Regs”) (on May 27) and the initial statement of reasons (“ISOR”) on June 3. Immediately below, we summarize highlights of the meeting held by the CPPA, including taking a further step towards

Connecticut is gearing up to be the next state with a comprehensive privacy law. On April 28, 2022, the Connecticut General Assembly passed SB 6, “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring,” which is currently with the governor awaiting signature.  Of the state laws that have passed, SB 6 is most similar to the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), and Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”). For example, under SB 6, the terms “controller,” “processor,” and “personal data” have similar definitions as under the CPA, CDPA, and UCPA.
Continue Reading Connecticut General Assembly Passes Comprehensive Privacy Bill