California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently issued an alert emphasizing the rights of California consumers under the California Consumer Privacy Act during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicating that the California AG’s office is committed to begin enforcing CCPA violations on July 1, 2020.
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On April 13, 2020, the New York Department of Financial Services issued guidance to all New York State entities covered under NYDFS’s cybersecurity regulation regarding assessing and addressing heightened cybersecurity risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On April 16, 2020, the European eHealth Network published a common EU Toolbox for the use of contact tracing and warning apps in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Toolbox is part of the common EU coordinated approach to using COVID-19 mobile apps. The Toolbox was accompanied by guidance from the European Commission on data protection and privacy aspects of the use of such apps.
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The UK Information Commissioner has released an opinion in response to the joint effort announced by Apple and Google to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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On April 3, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law, which includes a number of emergency measures intended to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Importantly, one provision delays the effective date of the Brazilian Data Protection Law until January 2021.
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On April 14, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP published an article entitled “COVID-19 Meets Privacy: A Case Study for Accountability” which lays out 12 accountability measures for organizations.
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On April 8, 2020, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to develop a common European approach for the use of mobile applications and mobile location data in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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