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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Emerging COVID-19 Exposure Notification Technology, Data Privacy, and Cybersecurity Issues

By Jennifer K. Wagner, J.D., Ph.D   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised its own set of data privacy and cybersecurity issues, as people turn to technological solutions to assist with the daunting task of quickly identifying cases of infection (despite persistent problems with availability of diagnostic and serologic testing) and stopping the spread of
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New Nevada Privacy Law Requires Attention of Businesses and Websites Nationwide

By Devin Chwastyk, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   While the California Consumer Privacy Act (effective Jan. 1, 2020) has been getting the lion’s share of attention, Nevada’s Senate Bill No. 220 (SB 220) already went into effect on Oct. 1, 2019.  SB 220 gives Nevada citizens the right to opt out of the sale
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California and the UK take the Lead in Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

By Chase J. Wright, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, Senate Bill 327 and Assembly Bill 1906, together, require that manufacturers of internet-connected devices increase their security capabilities to better protect consumer data transmitted from those devices. The new California legislation, signed into law on Sept. 28,
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California’s New Data Protection Law Undergoing Scrutiny Ahead of Effective Date

By Chase Wright, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   Last year, the California legislature enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, to date the most comprehensive data protection law passed in the United States. Commonly referred to as the “CCPA”, the new legislation is California’s response to growing data privacy concerns, particularly due to
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