Cyber Security, Information Governance & Privacy

On November 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act (H.R. 1668). The bill had strong bipartisan support and easily passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in September. The bill now waits to be signed by President Trump.

This bill mandates the creation of baseline security standards for all

Date: November 17, 2020

Time: 2-3pm ET

In this TPPPA webinar, Troutman Pepper attorneys, Ashley Taylor, Ron Raether, Sharon Klein, and Alex Nisenbaum will provide you with some key strategies to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). They will discuss potential areas of regulatory enforcement, and practical takeaways that can

California voters passed Proposition 24 in last week’s general election to adopt the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) in several ways intended to enhance consumer privacy protections. The CPRA becomes effective on January 1, 2023, except for certain provisions that will take effect

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”) forbids sellers who accept credit cards from including more than the last five digits of a buyer’s credit card number on a purchase receipt. Yet including more than those five digits will not, by itself, make a seller liable under FACTA, according to a decision issued by

On October 1, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory warning of the perils of facilitating ransomware payments involving malicious cyber-enabled activities. OFAC has seen an increase in ransomware attacks on various governmental entities, financial institutions, health care institutions, and educational institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic. These

On Tuesday, September 15, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement with Dunkin’ Brands Inc. regarding a lawsuit in New York state court titled The People of The State of New York et al. v. Dunkin’ Brands Inc., case number 451787/2019. The case was filed in September 2019 by the New York

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) went into effect January 1, 2020. While the CCPA was amended in October of 2019 to exempt certain employment and personal information involved in business-to-business (B2B) communications and transactions, those limited exemptions were set to expire on January 1, 2021. Although, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA

Enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began July 1, 2020. Our privacy team at Troutman Pepper includes several attorneys who worked in an attorney general’s office. This privacy regulatory team has identified six areas of enforcement likely to catch the California Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) attention, which arguably holds sole regulatory

On August 5, 2020, parents who accused Disney, Viacom, Kiloo, and more than ten other companies of violating parents’ and children’s privacy rights in connection with information collected from children’s video games sought court preliminary approval of a class settlement in three separate but coordinated actions.

The three class actions are based on allegations that

On August 6, 2020, President Trump issued two executive orders banning widely used Chinese social media services TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns due to the applications’ abilities to automatically capture the personal information of U.S. citizens, censor content “that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive” and spread “disinformation campaigns that benefit