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COVID Crisis and Privacy: The Tension Between Privacy & Security

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Pillsbury Law – As the world continues to deal with the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have emerged as a potentially formidable tool in detecting and predicting outbreaks. In fact, by some measures the technology has proven to be a step ahead of humans in tracking the spread of …

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How Proposed Mega Child Privacy Class Action Settlements May Affect App Providers

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Mintz Law – Last week, the plaintiffs in three related children’s privacy class actions sought preliminary approval of proposed settlements with sixteen defendants in those coordinated actions. The matters—known as the Kiloo Action, the Disney Action, and the Viacom Action—are pending in the Northern District of California, case numbers 3:17-CV-04344-JD; 3:17-CV-4419-JD; 3:17-CV-4492-JD. The motion, which can be found here, will be heard …

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Dentons Kensington Swan – How privacy law underpins New Zealand’s contact tracing regime

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In the past two weeks, Aotearoa has experienced its first ‘resurgence’ of COVID-19 in the community, following a 102-day period without community transmission. Whether or not this latest outbreak was inevitable and/or whether future outbreaks are also likely to ‘pop up’ from time-to-time as the world continues its battle to contain COVID-19 can remain the …

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Is it Legal to Monitor Your Spouse Using Spyware?

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Source: Pixabay Invasion of Privacy – A Marital Misconduct Jenny Harrison* Ethically, it is illegal to break into someone’s personal devices as it violates their privacy. Spying means that you are snooping into someone’s tech device and reading all the data and conversation without their consent. When it’s a stranger spying on you, the rules …

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The California Consumer Privacy Act Infographic

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Manatt – The California Consumer Privacy Act has been the subject of an infographic produced by Manatt’s Privacy and Data Security group covering the central elements of the California Consumer Privacy Act. The infographic lets you learn more about this important privacy legislation as you prepare for compliance by 2020.

Time to Get Serious About Microchipping Employees and Biometric Privacy Laws

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Davis Polk Avi Gesser* Until recently, biometric privacy was a niche area of the law that had little application to most companies.  But with the rapid growth in commercial biometric data collection, including voice samples, fingerprints, retina scans, and facial geometry, as well as some recent developments in the applicable case law, it’s probably time …

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Privacy & Data Security: All Roads Appear to Lead Towards Uniformity of Privacy Regulation in US Law

Privacy and data security is constantly evolving and 2018 presented no exception. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of this year. Cambridge Analytica (March 2018): Facebook announced that Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, had misappropriated data from 87 million Facebook users, mostly located in the United States. Congressional hearings …

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California’s Game-Changing Data Privacy Law

Orrick – Game-changing Calif. Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 puts statutory breach damages on the table The recently-enacted California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is a game-changer in a number of respects.  The Act imports European GDPR-style rights around data ownership, transparency, and control.  It also contains features that are new to the American privacy landscape, including …

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Allen & Overy – Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

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Allen & Overy – When the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally agreed in April 2016, it seemed a long time until it would apply. However, as time races on, many companies are finding that there is a lot (for some, too much) to do. The GDPR will apply automatically across all Member …

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New Survey Shows Concern Over Privacy, Data Theft and Financial Fraud

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Robinson + Cole Data Privacy –  A new Harris Poll for the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), which called 1006 U.S. adults for the report, shows interesting statistics regarding American adults’ attitudes and fears about identity theft and financial loss as a result of cyber intrusions. The poll’s conclusion is that 48 percent of U.S. …

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