California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy
202009.15
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California Privacy Update: CA Legislature Passes Bills Regulating Health and Genetic Privacy

The California legislature recently passed several privacy-related bills, including Assembly Bill 713 (AB 713) and Senate Bill 980 (SB 980). AB 713 amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to exempt specific health information from the CCPA. SB 980, or the Genetic Information Privacy Act (the “Act”), creates data privacy and security compliance obligations for…

Swiss Data Commissioner Downgrades U.S. for Inadequate Personal Data Protection
202009.09
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Swiss Data Commissioner Downgrades U.S. for Inadequate Personal Data Protection

Following a reassessment of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, Adrian Lobsiger, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland (Commissioner), has downgraded the U.S. ranking in terms of its data protection practices. The Commissioner concluded in his policy paper of September 8, 2020, that the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, does not provide “adequate protection under certain circumstances.”  

California Legislature Extends CCPA’s Employee & Business-to-Business Exemptions
202009.02
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California Legislature Extends CCPA’s Employee & Business-to-Business Exemptions

On August 30, 2020, the California state legislature passed Assembly Bill 1281 (AB-1281), which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to extend the CCPA’s employee and business-to-business exemptions by one year, until January 1, 2022.  Under these exemptions, businesses subject to the CCPA are not required to comply with the CCPA’s full requirements regarding…