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28 January 2023 is Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2023, Baker McKenzie’s Global Data Privacy and Security Team is pleased to present this special edition update of key data protection and privacy developments and trends across the globe, as well summarising future legislative changes, predictions, and enforcement priorities to look out for during 2023.…

Companies around the world have to comply with the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) with respect to personal data of consumers in Virginia. With the VCDPA, Virginia follows the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Consumer Rights Act of 2020 (CCPA) but excludes employee and business representative data from its scope. Businesses that have implemented measures to comply with the CCPA can leverage some of their existing vendor contract terms, website…

In less than two months, on January 1, 2023, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) as revised by the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will take effect fully in the job applicant and employment context. And with respect to job applicants and personnel, businesses subject to the CCPA will be required to (i) issue further revised privacy notices, (ii) be ready to respond to data subject requests, (iii) have determined if they sell or share…

Businesses that have implemented measures to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Consumer Rights Act of 2020 (“CCPA”) can leverage some of their existing vendor contract terms, website disclosures and data subject rights response processes to satisfy requirements under the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”). However, the CPA, and the recently published proposed CPA Rules, (located here), contain certain unique and prescriptive requirements that may warrant taking a…

California recently enacted the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (“Act”) with the stated intention of requiring businesses to consider the best interests of minors under the age of 18 when designing, developing and providing online services. If your business currently offers online services that are likely to be accessed by minors in California, you should consider starting to prepare Data Protection Impact Assessments in accordance with the Act as soon as possible because the law…

In brief The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) amended the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) with most changes taking effect on 1 January 2023 with a twelve-month look-back. Limited exceptions concerning the personal data of employees and business contacts will expire. The new California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) has published draft regulations that will, once finalized, expand on the rules in the statute and existing regulations from the California Attorney General. The CPPA is…

Numerous data privacy and security laws govern the private sector’s collection and use of health data in the USA. These laws vary in scope and substance but some combination of them would probably apply to your company if, for example, it does any of the following in the country: Diagnoses or treats patients’ health conditions;Offers an app intended to promote the health or wellness of consumers;Provides health insurance or helps to process health insurance claims;Collects…

On March 24, the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) was signed into law. It will take effect on December 31, 2023. UCPA generally has a narrower scope of application than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has multiple threshold requirements for applicability, excludes Utah residents acting in an employment or commercial context from protection (like…

2022 is looking to be an unprecedented year for California companies’ privacy law obligations. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) takes effect on January 1, 2023, with a twelve-month look-back that also applies to the personal data of employees and business contacts. The new California Privacy Protection Agency is preparing regulations that will sit on top of existing rules from the California Attorney General. Meanwhile, the California Legislature is enacting privacy laws even though it has not…