On March 7, 2024, a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general sent to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) a letter urging the FTC to update the regulations (“COPPA Rules”) implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).

Through regulations known as the “COPPA Rule,” state attorneys general are authorized to bring actions as parens

The FTC published guidance warning companies that “[i]t may be unfair or deceptive for a company to adopt more permissive data practices—for example, to start sharing consumers’ data with third parties or using that data for AI training—and only inform consumers of this change through a surreptitious, retroactive amendment to its terms of service or

On February 1, 2024, the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) submitted to the Connecticut General Assembly its report on the first six months of the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”).  While the report includes important information about its enforcement efforts to date, the most noteworthy aspect may be its recommendation to the legislature

On November 21, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved in a 3-0 vote a resolution authorizing the use of compulsory process in nonpublic investigations involving products and services that involve or claim to involve Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Compulsory process is akin to a subpoena, and it allows the FTC to request the production of information

On October 27, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) unanimously voted to amend the Safeguards Rule to require non-banking financial institutions, such as mortgage brokers, motor vehicle dealers, and payday lenders, to report data breaches and security events to the Agency. This amendment will become effective 180 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

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California continues to be at vanguard of data privacy rights.  The latest effort by California legislators to protect consumer privacy rights focuses on data brokers, who under the proposed California Senate Bill 362, aka the “Delete Act,” would be required to recognize and honor opt-out signals from Californians.  The law seeks to expand on

On May 28, Texas became the sixth state this year to pass a comprehensive data protection law.  Although the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (“TDPSA”) is largely in line with the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act and other recently passed state privacy laws, it has a few key distinctions that may cause

In a ruling published May, 4, the Federal District Court of Idaho granted defendant data broker Kochava’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Kochava’s sale of precise consumer geolocation data constituted an unfair act or practice in violation of Section 5 of

2022 proved to be an historic year for privacy and data security, and 2023 is likely to follow suit.  With privacy compliance deadlines looming under three state laws, a surge in data privacy litigation, new federal cyber-regulations, new state laws governing children’s data and new EU legislation regulating digital services – privacy lawyers will

On Friday, January 27, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigative sweep of businesses that provide mobile apps, issuing warning letters to those that AG Bonta alleges failed to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  This sweep focused specifically on “popular retail, travel, and food service industry apps” that failed to comply