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FCC Proposes Over $200 Million in Fines to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint for Not Protecting Customers’ Location Data

On February 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission proposed fines amounting to over $200 million dollars against the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S., alleging that the companies broke the law by not taking reasonable measures to protect customers’ private location information and allowing third parties to […]

Enterprise-Wide Privacy Reality

Our days of stumbling piecemeal toward multiple data privacy and protection standards may be ending. In the United States, we have seen an increase in calls for a comprehensive federal data privacy law to provide protections, transparency requirements, enforcement powers, and establish enumerated rights for Americans based on […]

Legislative Confusion on Blockchain

Illinois joined a growing chorus of states with legislatures proudly declaring that blockchain technology is indeed a thing, but they don’t exactly know what to do about it. The Blockchain Technology Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2020, provides that the legal effect or enforceability of […]

Looking Ahead to 2020

CCPA Enforcement In October, Peter and Tara wrote about the various dates and issues to navigate with the California Consumer Privacy Act {“CCPA’). In 2020, particularly July when the Attorney General begins enforcing the law, we will begin to see treatment of privacy practices for those entities required […]