A federal court the end of last week dismissed a litigation challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s (“USPS”) use of facial recognition and related technologies to collect personal data, finding that the group which filed the claims lacked standing.  Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Postal Service et al., Case No. 1:21-cv-02156 (D.D.C.).  As

In Bradenberg v. Meridian Senior Living, LLC, No. 20-cv-03198 (C.D. Ill. Sept. 30, 2021), another BIPA complaint this year proceeded past the complaint stage, as the Court found that Plaintiff’s allegations were sufficient to state a claim.  While open ended questions remain regarding the statute’s scope and damages provisions (some of which may

In re Mednax Services, MDL No. 2994, is an MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in the Southern District of Florida, currently in its early stages.  2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 195342, *8-9 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 9, 2021).  In a striking move late last week, a federal court ordered a stay of the proceedings pending resolution of

CPW has been covering recent data privacy developments in China and this month CPW’s Scott Warren and Lindsay Zhu provided their insights to Bloomberg Law on this topic.  As covered at Bloomberg, “China’s new Personal Information Protection Law imposes additional requirements for multinational companies in the region, adding legal and regulatory challenges for businesses already

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Federal Court Gives Preliminary Approval of $92 Million TikTok MDL Settlement Over Objections – Consumer Privacy World

California Privacy Agency Announces Appointment

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) Board, created by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), has been busy of late. As we recently reported, the CCPA has hired renowned privacy technologist Ashka Soltani as its new Executive Director to lead the agency. Meanwhile, the agency’s committees have been hard at work. The Regulations Subcommittee has 

Uk media outlet ITPro has published an in-depth analysis of a rise in cyberattacks targeting the energy sector and CPW’s Kristin Bryan provided her insights for the article.  This trend spans both the US and Europe, as earlier in the year CPW covered the Colonial Pipeline (and resulting data event litigation)  where a ransomware attack

As reported in Law360, Ashkan Soltani “[a] prominent security researcher and former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission has been selected to lead the day-to-day operations at California’s new privacy protection agency, which will be the first authority in the U.S. to focus solely on policing how companies handle consumers’ personal data.” CPW’s

As Rosa BarceloMatus HubaLucia Hartnett and Bethany Simmonds discuss in greater detail here, “[t]he European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”), a body with members from all EEA supervisory authorities (and the European Data Protection Supervisor), has recently established a taskforce to coordinate the response to complaints concerning compliance of cookie banners

In Green v. Innovis Data Solutions, Inc., 2021 US Dist LEXIS 176996 (N.D. Tex. Sep. 17, 2021), the plaintiff filed suit against Innovis Data Solutions (“Defendant”) and other entities arising out of Defendant’s conduct (or lack thereof) relating to Plaintiff’s tradeline with a financial institution as reported on Plaintiff’s consumer report, and alleges that Defendant