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California Assembly Passes Sweeping Age-Appropriate Privacy Legislation

September 6, 2022 | Blog | By Kevin Hiraki, Cynthia Larose

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Protecting Health Information Post Roe – Part 2: Steps for Health Care Providers

July 21, 2022 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, Dianne Bourque

In this second of our two-part blog series on protecting health information post Roe, we discuss legal and practical strategies that health care providers can take to protect the information of their patients. State laws that restrict or criminalize abortions will require significant amounts of health information to enforce, putting new pressure on health care providers caught in the middle of  competing obligations to their patients and to regulatory and law enforcement authorities making lawful requests for this information.
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Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women

July 5, 2022 | Blog | By Dianne Bourque, Cynthia Larose

Much has been written about how existing privacy laws such as HIPAA are unhelpful to women in the wake of Dobbs vs. Jackon Women's Health Organization ruling. In the first of this two-part blog post series, the Mintz team breaks down the legal rights and practical strategies that women can use to protect their own information.
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Understanding the American Data Privacy and Protection Act

June 8, 2022 | Blog | By Christian Tamotsu Fjeld, Cynthia Larose

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Massachusetts Information Security and Privacy Act Sent to “Study”

June 2, 2022 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, Daniel Connelly

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FTC to Twitter: Do What You Say (Or Pay $150M If You Don’t)

June 1, 2022 | Blog | By Christopher Buontempo, Cynthia Larose

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Connecticut is on the Privacy Move

May 4, 2022 | Blog | By Christopher Buontempo, Cynthia Larose

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed the country’s fifth comprehensive consumer privacy act. Our breakdown below outlines key concepts on how the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CDPA) will impact businesses, and several notes about how its provisions compare to other US state privacy laws.
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Ransomware is the “business pandemic.” Warnings have been issued by multiple agencies around the world to alert businesses to increase their protection and awareness. Most recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a warning to health care organizations related to what it calls “an exceptionally aggressive” ransomware group known as Hive.
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On March 21, President Biden warned U.S. companies to be on guard against Russian cyberattacks, citing intelligence as a call to action.
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Utah Consumer Privacy Act – Mintz’s Hot Take

March 17, 2022 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose, Christopher Buontempo

Utah is on the brink of joining California, Colorado, and Virginia to become the fourth state in the US to enact a major comprehensive privacy law.  On February 25, the Utah Senate passed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”), and on March 2, it was passed by the Utah House. The Mintz privacy team has reviewed the UCPA for answers to business’ most pressing questions about how this new law will affect them if it is enacted.
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Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Settle Data Privacy Lawsuit

February 18, 2022 | Blog | By Cynthia Larose

Facebook’s parent company Meta has agreed to settle one of the longest-running data privacy lawsuits in the country for $90 million. This dispute, originally filed in 2012 in a total of 21 related cases, alleged that Facebook continued to track its users even after they logged out of the social media platform. Specifically, the plaintiffs’ alleged that Facebook used cookies and various plug-ins in order to track and save information about its users’ visits to third-party websites and then sold to advertisers.
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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has just published the final form of its much-anticipated new International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA), along with a separate addendum to the EU SCCs (SCCs Addendum). The IDTA and the SCCs Addendum offer important alternative ways to ensure that UK personal data is adequately protected when exported from the UK. They have been laid before Parliament and, assuming there are no objections from MPs, will go into effect on March 21, 2022.
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Data Privacy Week kicked off with a major message for US publicly-traded companies: the Securities and Exchange Commission will be looking at cybersecurity. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler asked SEC staff to make recommendations regarding companies’ cybersecurity practices and risk disclosures. Gensler also indicated that he will also be considering whether companies should update disclosures to investors when cyber events occur.
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