On February 12, 2024, California bill AB-1949 was referred to the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection. The bill would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act) to significantly expand businesses’ obligations with respect to the personal information of consumers under the age of 18.
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Recent developments in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone to facilitate cross-border data transfers are expected to provide greater flexibility in exporting data from China, which has been stymied by the Cyberspace Administration of China’s strict cross-border data transfer regulations proposed in December 2023.
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On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission declared that calls using AI-generated, cloned voices fall under the category of “artificial or prerecorded voice” within the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and therefore are generally prohibited without prior express consent, effective immediately.
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Join us for a webinar discussing the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule on February 20, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (ET). This blog entry provides a link to register for the webinar.
Continue Reading What’s Next in Children’s Privacy: An Update on the FTC’s Proposed Changes to the COPPA Rule

On February 1, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Blackbaud Inc. in connection with alleged security failures that resulted in a breach of the company’s network and access to the personal data of millions of consumers.
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On January 18, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed order against geolocation data broker InMarket Media, barring the company from selling or licensing precise location data. According to the FTC’s charges, InMarket failed to obtain informed consent from users of applications developed by the company and its third-party partners.
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On January 9, 2024, in its first settlement with a data broker concerning the collection and sale of sensitive location information, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed order against data broker X-Mode Social, Inc., and its successor Outlogic, LLC for unfair and deceptive acts or practices in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act.
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