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All-Day Workshop: Privacy and Cybersecurity KnowledgeShare (Agenda & Speakers Announced)

Join us on Thursday 19 September for the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity KnowledgeShare in London. We will share our latest thinking on the key privacy and cybersecurity issues faced by those with data protection responsibilities within organisations. Our all-day event will cover a lot of ground through incisive quick-fire presentations, Q&A panels and hands-on workshops. We are particularly excited to announce that we will be joined by guest speakers: James Dipple-Johnston; Deputy Commissioner (Operations) at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office Jannine Aston; Director, Privacy Policy & Compliance, INTL at

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

Now Available: Webinar – Operationalizing the California Consumer Privacy Act – Key Decisions and Compliance Strategies

We have extensively covered the California Consumer Privacy Act, the first U.S. law comprehensively regulating the collection, use, and disclosure of general consumers’ personal information in the U.S.  This important legislation poses significant compliance challenges for organizations that engage with residents of California, the world’s fifth largest economy. On June 19, 2019, Hogan Lovells partners Mark Brennan and Bret Cohen discussed in great detail the impact of the law, explained key definitions, and offered practical guidance on how to navigate it during the webinar, “Operationalizing the California Consumer Privacy Act.” More

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CCPA Amendments Advance through California Assembly

A number of legislative proposals seeking to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are moving forward following an April 23 hearing before the California Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection in which the bills were approved. The bills will now advance to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee before being voted on by the full Assembly and potentially advancing to the California Senate for consideration.

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Beyond FERPA: The California Consumer Privacy Act’s New Rules for Privacy in the Education Sector

In June of 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give consumers additional safeguards regarding their personal information. The CCPA will become effective January of 2020 and may impact companies in the education sector, including the larger education technology companies. While the CCPA does not apply to nonprofit educational institutions, it may apply to certain for-profit educational institutions, third-party service providers, and others in the education space. If an educational entity meets the threshold requirements below or it processes information on behalf of such an

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California DoJ Sets March 8 Deadline for CCPA Pre-Rulemaking Comments

The California Department of Justice has announced a March 8, 2019 deadline for submitting written pre-rulemaking comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The March 8 deadline is an extension from the previously set end-of-February deadline. Pursuant to section 1798.185(a) of the CCPA, the California Attorney General (AG) is obligated to solicit broad public participation and adopt regulations to further the purposes of the CCPA. The CCPA sets out seven specific areas for AG rulemaking: Updating as needed the categories of personal information expressly enumerated in the definition of

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – CCPA and Employee Data

This is the seventh installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act. The application of the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) to employee data has been the subject of much debate since the first version of the bill was introduced on June 21, 2018 (just days prior to its enactment on June 28). Under a plain language reading of the CCPA, the law likely applies to employee data. However, it is unclear whether the California legislature intended that result. There is no clarity to be

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – Four Key Considerations for Health and Life Sciences Companies

This is the sixth installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) adds another set of privacy requirements for health and life sciences companies.  Managing the interaction of these new requirements with existing obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), and other health privacy laws will continue to be an area of focus in the health privacy community for years to come. We describe below these issues

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – A Comparison of 10 Key Aspects of The GDPR and The CCPA

This is the fifth installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act.  As the most comprehensive privacy law to be enacted in the United States thus far, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has inevitably invited comparisons to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At first glance, it is clear that the drafters of the CCPA (and the ballot measure that spurred its passage) drew inspiration from the GDPR. However, the CCPA is not a carbon copy of the GDPR, and a GDPR compliance program

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – Consumer Litigation and the CCPA: What to Expect

This is the fourth installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act This post discusses litigation exposure that businesses collecting personal information about California consumers should consider in the wake of the California Legislature’s passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). For several years, the plaintiffs’ bar increasingly has relied on statutes like the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq., and the Customer Records Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.81, et seq., to support individual and classwide actions

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California Consumer Privacy Act: the Challenge Ahead – Data Mapping and the CCPA

This is the third installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act. What personal information do you have about California consumers and households? The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides a series of new compliance obligations and operational challenges for companies doing business in California. A vital first step for any company subject to the CCPA and looking to forge a practical path forward is to inventory the personal information (“PI”) that the company collects, stores, and shares with others. As part of our ongoing

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – Key Terms in the CCPA

This is the second installment in Hogan Lovells’ series on the California Consumer Privacy Act. Words matter. Nowhere is this truer than in legislation, where word choices—often the product of long debate and imperfect compromise—determine the scope and impact of a law. Legislative history can speak volumes about those word choices, and the unique legislative history of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) only highlights the importance of understanding the terms used in the act.

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Challenge Ahead – Introduction to Hogan Lovells’Blog Series

Groundbreaking. Watershed. Unprecedented. We have heard the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) called all these things and more since its enactment on June 28, ‌2018. Our experience to date has confirmed the compliance challenge ahead for organizations that engage with the residents of the world’s fifth-largest economy. We will explore the ramifications for businesses of this seminal legislation in this multi-part series, The Challenge Ahead, authored by members of Hogan Lovells’ CCPA team. Each post will provide analysis of key legal issues implicated by the CCPA along with practical takeaways.

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Now Available: California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know now webinar recording and slides

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s webinar “California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know now.” In this complimentary webinar, Hogan Lovells partners Mark Brennan, Bret Cohen, Harriet Pearson, and Tim Tobin, discussed: • What triggered the new law? • What data is covered? • What does CCPA require, and how do you start operationalizing the requirements? • Disclosure requirements • Opt-out and opt-in requirements • Data access, portability, and “right to delete” requirements • What’s the impact on your GDPR compliance program-what additional steps do

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Webinar Invitation – California Consumer Privacy Act: What you need to know now

On June 28, 2018, California’s governor signed Assembly Bill 375, a ground-breaking new data privacy law that some are calling the United States’ answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Particularly in light of California’s status as the world’s 5th largest economy, many are wondering how the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect them. Please join members of the Hogan Lovells global privacy team to arm yourself first-hand with insights about: What triggered the new law? What data is covered? What does the CCPA require,