The Colorado Privacy Act (the “CPA”) was signed into law on July 8, 2021 by Governor Jared Polis, only 6 months after Virginia enacted its data privacy law, the Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act (“VCDPA”).

On March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the “VCDPA”) into law. The VCDPA, which will become effective January 1, 2023, creates rights and obligations related to the collection and processing of consumer personal data. While many of these rights are similar to what we have seen under the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) or Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), many rights, such as the right to appeal the denial of a consumer data request and the establishment of a 30-day cure ...

With the passing of the Utah Consumer Privacy Act and Connecticut Data Privacy Act, data privacy laws are back in the focus of business owners across America. Five states now have comprehensive data privacy protection for consumers—California, Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and Connecticut.

The Supreme Court’s recent opinion in TransUnion LLC  v. Ramirez will have a significant impact in alphabet and data breach litigation specifically and class action litigation generally.  We talk about the TransUnion opinion in more detail in our recent Legal Alert here.  Anyone who is involved in class action litigation should become familiar with the case as the latest Supreme Court opinion to impact the class action litigation landscape.

The Year 2023 is shaping up to be the next big year in data privacy. With the enactment of the Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”) on March 2, 2021, Virginia joined California as the second U.S. state to enact comprehensive data privacy rights legislation. Virginia’s CDPA comes on the heels of California’s passage of its California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”), which amends the infamous California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Both Virginia’s CDPA and California’s CPRA take effect January 1, 2023.

In response to this news, you might first consider whether ...

Cybersecurity remains one of the top concerns of companies across the country, especially as companies continue to operate, or plan to operate again, in a remote work environment.  KMK Law is a proud sponsor of the NKU Cybersecurity Workshop Series, a premier event in the region.

As businesses continue to operate remotely, data security is more important than ever.  Given this new environment of millions of employees working remotely, it is not surprising that there has been a significant uptick in ransomware attacks over the last two months.

As employees continue to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more businesses (including courts) are turning to alternative forms of face-to-face meetings by utilizing video conferencing applications. These virtual video-chat meetings prompt users to use the cameras and microphones on their electronic devices (such as a phones, laptops, or tablets) to connect with other individuals using the application and see and hear the other person(s) they are chatting with in real time.

Zoom has quickly become the most popular form of video chat, with nearly 200 million ...

Those privacy professionals following the California Consumer Privacy Act (also known as the CCPA) have been eagerly awaiting final regulations from the California Attorney General (CA AG). Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer. On February 10, 2020, the CA AG published the Revised Proposed Regulations. This means that the California public will have another opportunity to submit their comments on the CCPA regulations before the CA AG makes additional revisions. The deadline to submit written comments is February 25, 2020. From there, the CA AG has until July 1, 2020 to finalize the regulations.

As we ring in the New Year, privacy professionals are collectively holding their breath: January 1, 2020 marked the effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act, also known as the CCPA.

Blog Contacts:  
Joe Callow, Litigation Partner
jcallow@kmklaw.com or 513.579.6419

Rob Lesan, Business Representation & Transactions Partner
rlesan@kmklaw.com or 513.579.6939

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