In early November, Pennsylvania amended its data breach notification law broadening the definition of personal information. The amendment adds “health insurance information” and “medical information” as data elements that could trigger breach notification requirements. Coupled with this addition is a breach notification exception for businesses that are (1) subject to and (2) in compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security standards. … Continue Reading
In a recent enforcement action against online alcohol delivery service Drizly and its CEO, James Rellas, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made clear its focus on data minimization and limitations on the secondary uses of data. Although the action arose out of a common security failure—the sort that has been the subject of numerous prior FTC consent decrees—the enforcement requirements extend beyond the standard implementation of an information security program.… Continue Reading
The August 31 closing of the California legislative session likely marked the end of hopes for an extension of the limited exemptions for employee and business-to-business (B2B) data that have existed for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) since its inception. As a result, when the the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) goes into effect on January 1, 2023, employee and B2B data will be treated the same as consumer data. … Continue Reading
Businesses with automatic renewal contracts—including subscriptions—should take note of Colorado’s new law that went into effect earlier this year on January 1, 2022. While companies subject to other state’s auto-renewal laws and the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (“ROSCA”) will be familiar with the three-prong approach of upfront clear disclosure, simple cancellation, and ongoing reminders, the Colorado law goes a step further by imposing notice obligations on month-to-month renewals.