December 13, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

2020 CCPA Ballot Initiative Gets a Makeover

Businesses have been finalizing their plans to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) by January 1, 2020, when the law becomes operative, but the ultimate trajectory of California’s post-2020 privacy regime remains in flux. As we detailed last month, the …›

November 15, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

Anticipating the Next New Variety of Cybersecurity Litigation

As the number of companies affected by cybersecurity incidents continues to grow, we expect to hear from more whistleblowers raising alarms about companies’ cybersecurity practices. Anticipating potential whistleblowers, companies should promptly address internal warnings about their cybersecurity practices and should plan how they will …›

October 29, 2019 - Financings, Privacy + Data Security

Financial Institutions and the CCPA: What Remains After the Law's Exceptions

Financial services companies subject to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) are treated somewhat differently under the CCPA. However, the CCPA does apply to some personal information that financial institutions handle. Kristen Mathews and Adam Fleisher, attorneys in Morrison & Foerster’s Privacy + Data Security Group, …›

October 23, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

Cookies: A Coming-of-Age Story

One of the most recent chapters in the ongoing cookies saga has come in the form of a recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Planet49 case. The outcome of the case – while pivotal – does not …›