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California Delays Privacy Law Enforcement and Congress Is Lobbied to Pre-empt the Law

This summer California enacted, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a privacy law unprecedented in the U.S. that grants California residents a broad range of European-like privacy rights. Amendments passed as SB 1121 on Aug. 31 and signed into law by Gov. Brown on Sept. 23 extend the time for the California … Continue Reading

Congressional Update on Data Privacy & Security

The rumors of the death (or at least “dearth” — of activity) of the 112th Congress are somewhat exaggerated, to morph a phrase from Mark Twain; at least regarding the last couple weeks prior to the Independence Day recess. Not only did Congress pass major legislation related to the FDA, transportation programs and student loans … Continue Reading

PRECISE Act Introduced in House to Boost Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

There has been no shortage of cybersecurity bills introduced in Congress in 2011.  The Obama Administration even issued a cybersecurity legislative proposal in May 2011 that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) “to work with industry to identify the core critical-infrastructure operators and to prioritize the most important cyber threats and vulnerabilities for … Continue Reading
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