On September 15, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. The Act, which takes effect July 1, 2024, places new legal obligations on companies with respect to online products and services that are likely to be accessed by children under the age of 18.
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On September 6, 2022, the California legislature presented Assembly Bill 2392 to Governor Gavin Newsom. AB-2392, which has not yet been signed by Governor Newsom, would allow Internet-connected device manufacturers to satisfy existing device labeling requirements by complying with National Institute of Standards and Technology standards for consumer Internet of Things products.
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On July 26, 2022, the attorneys general of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington D.C. announced an $8 million multistate settlement with Wawa Inc. that resolves the states’ investigation into a 2019 data breach that compromised approximately 34 million payment cards used by consumers at Wawa stores and fueling locations.
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On August 24, 2022, the California Office of the Attorney General announced a new wave of enforcement efforts targeted at business’ recognition of the Global Privacy Control, and issued an updated summary of recent CCPA enforcement efforts.
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On August 16, 2022, California Assembly Member Cooley introduced amendments to Assembly Bill 1102 that would extend the California Consumer Privacy Act’s temporary exemptions for HR and B2B data for an additional two years – until January 1, 2025.
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On July 28, 2022, a federal judge approved TikTok’s $92 million class action settlement of various privacy claims made under state and federal law, which will resolve litigation that began in 2019 and involved claims that TikTok violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the federal Video Privacy Protection Act.
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On July 28, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board held a special public meeting to discuss agency staff’s recommendations that the Board formally oppose the draft federal American Data Privacy and Protection Act.
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On July 28, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency Board will hold a remote, special public meeting at 9AM PDT to discuss possible action on proposed federal privacy legislation, including the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.
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