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CCPA Concerns in the Rush for COVID-19 Tracking

Created on April 24, 2020

Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Google and Apple have teamed together to implement a COVID-19 tracking system. This system will allow users to share personal data through Bluetooth technology and send alerts if they've been in contact with someone who's tested positive for the virus. With an extreme rush to implement these tracking capabilities and CCPA enforcement still on track for July 1, 2020, many are concerned that privacy regulations will be brushed under the rug.Apple and Google’s proposed tracking will utilize geolocation data which under the CCPA, is... Read More

Popular Jewel-Osco Grocery Chain Claims BIPA is Unlawful

Created on March 27, 2020

Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

BIPA (Biometric Information Privacy Act) was first introduced by Illinois in 2008 and requires informed consent of the collection of biometric data prior to collection, prohibits companies from profiting from biometric data, permits only a limited right to disclose data, mandates protection obligations and retention guidelines and creates a private right of action for any individuals harmed by violators of BIPA. Albertson’s, which owns the popular Jewel-Osco chain of grocery stores in Chicago IL, disagrees with this law — so they’re taking the state to court. Albertson’s argues that the Illinois Biometric... Read More

5 Takeaways From the Newly-Modified CCPA Regulations

Created on March 6, 2020

Demand Generation Manager, Exterro

On February 10, the California Attorney General’s office published modified CCPA regulations. Some of these changes substantially revise previous regulatory proposals that were published in October of last year—including revisions to the consumer notices requirements for receiving and responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). These changes follow the public commentary period, which ended last week on February 25, but the final changes are still up for debate. The AG’s office is expected to publish their final regulatory guidance in advance of the CCPA’s anticipated July 1 enforcement date. David Stauss... Read More