According to media reports, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook, Inc. to resolve a privacy probe investigating whether Facebook had violated a prior FTC consent decree requiring the company to better protect user privacy.
Continue Reading UPDATE: FTC Approves Record $5 Billion Settlement with Facebook

On June 4, 2019, Hunton hosted a webinar with partners Lisa SottoAaron Simpson, Brittany Bacon and Fred Eames on the evolving U.S. privacy landscape. The past year has seen highly consequential legislative developments in U.S. privacy law affecting compliance obligations for businesses that have or use consumer data. Various states and the U.S. Congress are considering bills that could transform privacy in the United States. In this program, our speakers discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other significant state and federal privacy legislation.

Continue Reading Webinar Recording Available on U.S. Privacy Law: At the Edge of a New Frontier

On September 26, 2018, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing on Examining Consumer Privacy Protections with representatives of major technology and communications firms to discuss approaches to protecting consumer privacy, how the United States might craft a federal privacy law and companies’ experiences in implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Continue Reading Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Examining Consumer Privacy Protections