New York State Proposes Biometric Privacy Law

New York State legislators have proposed a private right to action with Assembly Bill 27–a proposed amendment to New York’s General Business Law (GBL). This amendment–also called the Biometric Privacy Act (BPA) –would allow consumers to sue companies for improperly collecting or using certain biometric data. Here’s our analysis:  What Qualifies As Biometric Data?  BPA takes…
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2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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Private Right Of Action Controversy

Washington State Data Privacy Bill Dies: Private Right of Action At Issue

For the second year in a row, the State of Washington has failed to pass a data privacy law. In 2019, the state proposed legislation which passed the senate with a 46-1 vote but died in the house. Senator Reuven Carlyle (D) came back in 2020 with a revised bill. As ADCG previously reported, the…
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