The FTC Takes Aim at Zoom

By Jennifer K. Wagner J.D., Ph.D.   2020 brought an unexpected and massive surge in the use of video conferencing platforms. In the midst of a deadly pandemic and public health guidelines intended to flatten the curve through deterrence of non-essential in-person interactions, Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms have provided a way for people
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Updates in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Part 2 – August 2020

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   From California to New York, data privacy laws and enforcement actions are ramping up. Check out some highlights below.   1. New York State Department of Financial Services launched its first enforcement action in July 2020. As U.S. companies focus on CCPA enforcement, they should not ignore other state
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Updates in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – August 2020

By Krishna Jani, Flaster Greenberg   There is a lot going on in the world right now — and the world of data privacy is no exception.   Here is a snapshot of what’s on my radar:   1. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders introduced the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 on Tuesday, August
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CCPA Enforcement Begins on July 1, 2020: Is Your Company Ready?

By Krishna A. Jani, Flaster Greenberg   The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) is one of the strongest and most comprehensive consumer data privacy laws in the country. It is designed to protect the data privacy rights of citizens living in California, and can thus impact any business that has customers in California. In essence,
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Bipartisan Legislation Proposed to Protect Consumer Privacy During COVID-19

By Krishna A. Jani, Flaster Greenberg   On Monday, June 1, federal lawmakers proposed the Exposure Notification Privacy Act (ENPA), a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting consumer privacy and promoting public health in the development of exposure notification technologies as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19. The legislation makes participation in
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