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Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Mark BrennanHarriet PearsonBret CohenTimothy Tobin

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 … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Policy & Regulation Dr. Christian E. Mammen

California Legislature Advances UAS Legislation

For the past several years, California’s Legislature has actively sought to regulate unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”), including, but not only, through privacy-related legislation.

In the 2014 session, one bill (AB 2306) passed and was signed by Governor Brown.  It bans the use of UAS to capture images or record voices of people without their permission, and is widely regarded as … Continue Reading

Posted in Broadcasting, Copyright, Entertainment & Content, Internet, Licensing

Aereo v. Aereokiller: New York and California District Courts Disagree on What Constitutes a Public Performance Under the Copyright Act

Technology continues to evolve at an ever increasing pace, often leaving in its wake lawsuits that require the application of laws enacted before the technological advancements occurred. Perhaps it is not too surprising, then, that in struggling to apply “old laws” to “new technologies,” courts sometimes reach contrary conclusions.

A recent example of this phenomenon involves two companies that provided … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy, Telecoms & Broadband

California Attorney General Releases Mobile App Guidance

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is starting 2013 right where she left off in 2012: focusing on mobile device application (“app”) privacy.  On January 10, the Attorney General’s Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit released Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem.  Privacy on the Go encourages parties to minimize the potential for consumer surprise over privacy practices and … Continue Reading

Posted in Data Protection & Privacy

California Moves to Protect Privacy of Social Media Accounts

California has become the latest state to pass a law prohibiting employers from requesting access to employees’ and job applicants’ social media information or accounts.

Under AB 1844, which was signed last week by Governor Jerry Brown, an employer may not “require or request an employee or applicant for employment” to disclose social media login credentials, access social media … Continue Reading