Data Fiduciary

The Data Fiduciary and Escalating Privacy Standards

It’s no secret that consumers worldwide have been disquieted by major data breach scandals in recent years. In the absence of federal legislation, many states have acted to draft their own standards. New York’s SHIELD act and California’s CCPA, have paved the way for other states to enact strict and sweeping legislation that requires companies…
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McTaggers Ballot Initiative

The Author of CCPA is Ready for Another Fight

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) just took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, but a movement to amend and strengthen the act is already underway. The California Privacy Rights Act or CPRA seeks to expand CCPA’s current provisions. Led by the CCPA’s original author, Alastair Mactaggart, the ballot initiative would strengthen CCPA with new and…
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Biometric Data And Privacy

Proceed With Caution When Collecting Biometric Data

On December 30, 2019, Illinois-based staffing firm, LCV Staffing, was hit with a lawsuit following the collection of fingerprints. The suit involves two of the firm’s former employees, Johnnie Taylor and John Shields, who claim that the company collected and stored employees’ fingerprints without notifying them that their information would be retained – a violation…
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