On March 15, 2022, the FTC announced a proposed settlement with custom merchandise platform CafePress in connection with the company’s alleged failure to implement reasonable security measures, and its alleged attempt to cover up a 2019 data breach.
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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).
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On March 1, 2022, President Biden, in his first State of the Union address, called on Congress to strengthen privacy protections for children, including by banning online platforms from excessive data collection and targeted advertising for children and young people.
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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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The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with WW International, Inc. and Kurbo, Inc. over allegations the companies improperly registered children for the “Kurbo by WW” online weight loss management program. In pleadings filed on February 16, 2022, in federal court in the Northern District of California, the FTC claims WW and Kurbo offered

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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