Minnesota becomes the latest state to move to pass legislation regulating the processing and controlling of personal data (HF 4757 / SF 4782). If signed into law by Governor Tim Walz, the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act, or MCDPA, would go into effect on July 31, 2025 and provide various consumer data privacy

On February 9, 2024, California’s Third District Court of Appeals reinstated the California Privacy Protection Agency’s (“CPPA”) ability to enforce the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”) regulations. The CPRA regulations aim to enhance consumer privacy rights and protections in an ever-increasing digital age.

The court of appeal’s decision comes after the California

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 27, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) published proposed Automated Decision-Making Rules to be discussed by the CCPA board at its upcoming meeting on December 8, 2023.  While the proposed rules are far from final—indeed, they are not even official draft rules—they signal that the CPPA is considering rules that would have

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

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As we have previously posted, it has been an active year on the state privacy law front.  Indeed, the number of states with privacy laws is about to nearly double in a matter of months,  with Iowa, Indiana, Montana, and Tennessee have already passed or are about to pass comprehensive

In a landmark decision that will have widespread effects, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a claim accrues each time—rather than just the first time—that data is collected in violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  Because BIPA provides statutory damages for each violation, this ruling exponentially increases potential damages, especially in the employment

The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in the first trial for violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”), which was conducted in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Rogers v. BNSF Ry. Co., No. 1:19-cv-03083.  A jury found that BNSF Railway violated BIPA by maintaining an

On August 24, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $1.2 million settlement with Sephora over allegations that the cosmetic retailer had violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  This first public enforcement action—and subsequent noncompliance letters the Attorney General sent to other retailers—clearly highlight the continued focus of regulators on online tracking practices and opt-out signals such