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Lothar Determann, Baker McKenzie Partner and UC Berkeley School of Law Professor, recently joined Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, to present at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) during Berkeley Law’s IP & Tech Month. Throughout the month, BCLT hosted a number of curated sessions to provide practitioners with the most relevant, up-to-date information from top experts in the field. Lothar and Helen provided a year-in-review of international privacy for US…

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…

In brief On “Privacy Day” – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an investigative sweep targeted at the data collection practices of businesses running consumer loyalty programs in California and issued notices of non-compliance to a number of “major corporations” in the retail, home improvement, travel, and food services industries. Such loyalty programs offered financial incentives to consumers (e.g., discounts, free items, and other rewards) in exchange for their personal information. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act…

Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, compliance managers, as well as human resources, marketing and IT professionals are increasingly facing privacy issues. While plenty of information is freely available, it can be difficult to grasp a problem quickly, without getting lost in details and advocacy. This is where Determann’s Field Guide to Data Privacy Law comes into its own – identifying key issues and providing concise practical guidance for an increasingly complex field shaped by rapid change…

*Article originally posted on IAPP.org* Privacy professionals around the world are feverishly working on configuring and implementing the European Union’s new Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”). On September 27, 2021, companies in the European Economic Area (EEA) must not enter into new cross-border data transfer arrangements with companies in the United States and most other countries, unless the recipient outside the EEA agrees to the new SCCs (Elisabeth Dehareng, Francesca Gaudino and Brian Hengesbaugh, The road ahead…

The new standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries (“Ex-EU SCCs”) and standard contractual clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”) issued by the European Commission provide for, both, chances and challenges for EU service providers supporting EU and non-EU customers, some of which are outlined below. 1. When do the Ex-EU SCCs apply? EU service providers supporting non-EU customers might want to enter into the new Ex-EU SCCs with…

The European Commission (“EC”) recently issued a set of standard contractual clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”). The Intra-EU SCCs accompany a wider set of clauses issued for extra-EU/EEA personal data transfers (“Extra-EU SCCs”), covering transfers between different types of data processing actors (processors, controllers, sub-processors etc.). Both of them were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 7, 2021. The clauses for intra-EU data processing arrangements…

The European Commission (“EC”) recently issued its revised standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries (“Ex-EU SCCs”) and a companion set of standard clauses for controllers and processors in the EU/EEA (“Intra-EU SCCs”). Both are now published in the Official Journal. The following is an introduction to the core elements of the Ex-EU SCCs and a brief overview of the Intra-EU SCCs. Legal Context The Ex-EU SCCs are a mechanism that companies can…

The roller coaster of comprehensive state data privacy laws continues in earnest.  California has now double dipped: first with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and second with the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA).  With all eyes on New York, Washington State, and other potential early movers for more state legislation, Virginia has surprised the nation by coming out very quickly with its own version of comprehensive privacy law, which Governor Ralph Northam signed into…