Will U.S. Launch Data Protection Agency?
Proposed U.S. legislation would create the Data Protection Agency, to “regulate high-risk data practices and the collection, processing, and sharing of personal data.”
Texas Breach Notification Law: New Requirements Coming
Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed HB 3746, a bill amending Texas’s data breach notification law. Here are the new requirements.
Regulatory Sandboxes Gain Traction with European Data Protection Authorities
Two European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have created their own sandbox initiatives following the ICO’s framework, Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.
Facial Recognition Technology Banned in Portland, Oregon
In 2021, private entities will be banned from using face recognition technologies in places of public accommodation within Portland, Oregon.
Senate Bill Limits Corporate Use of Facial Recognition
The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 would require companies to obtain individuals’ consent before collecting biometric data.
EU Council Imposes First-Ever Sanctions against Cyber Attacks
The Council of the European Union in July imposed for the first time restrictive measures against six individuals & three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber attacks.
Texas AG Investigates Facebook’s Use of Biometric Identifiers
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating Facebook for alleged violations involving the collection, retention and disclosure of biometric data.
FireEye Mandiant Forensic Report Deemed Not Privileged, Judge Rules
The Judge’s opinion in this case underscores the importance of establishing engagements with incident response providers, such as forensic investigators, with careful consideration towards establishing and protecting appropriate privileges.
New York Dept. of Financial Services: COVID-19 Cybersecurity Reminders
New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reinforces cybersecurity guidance amid COVID-19 pandemic.