On March 10, 2022, in its first formal written opinion interpreting the California Consumer Privacy Act’s compliance obligations, the California Attorney General confirmed that the CCPA grants consumers the right to access inferences drawn from personal information collected about the consumer, even if such inferences are generated by the business (unless the business can demonstrate that a statutory exception to the CCPA applies).
Continue Reading California AG Issues Decision on Disclosure of Inference Data in Response to CCPA Access Requests

On February 18, 2022, California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced a pair of bills that would extend the duration of the current exemptions in the CCPA/CPRA for certain HR data and business-to-business customer representative personnel data from most of the law’s requirements.
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On February 18, 2022, the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced it was investigating TikTok for alleged child privacy violations and facilitation of human trafficking on its platform.
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On February 14, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought suit against Meta over the company’s collection and use of biometric data. The suit alleges that Meta collected and used Texans’ facial geometry data in violation of the Texas Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
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On January 31, 2022, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s retail industry team released its annual Retail Industry in Review publication, which provides an overview of key issues and trends that impacted the retail sector in the past year, as well as a preview of relevant legal issues retailers can expect to arise in 2022. This year’s edition

On January 28, 2022, in celebration of Data Privacy Day, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office issued prepared remarks from Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and published guidance on data security best practices, including discussing his office’s plans for implementing the Colorado Privacy Act.
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On January 28, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta published a statement regarding recent investigations conducted by his Office with respect to businesses operating loyalty programs and their compliance with the CCPA’s financial incentive requirements.
Continue Reading California AG Issues CCPA Non-Compliance Notices to Businesses Operating Loyalty Programs