Gramm Leach Bliley Act

As part of its regulatory review of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Safeguards Rule, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop, Information Security and Financial Institutions: An FTC Workshop to Examine the Safeguards Rule. The workshop, originally scheduled for May, has been postponed until July 13, 2020.
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On March 21, 2020, the data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act went into effect. The SHIELD Act requires any person or business owning or licensing computerized data that includes the private information of a resident of New York to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of the private information.
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As reported on our Hunton Retail Law Resource blog, on January 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Mortgage Solutions FCS, Inc., and its sole principal, Ramon Walker, to resolve allegations that the lender violated the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, by improperly disseminating consumers’ personal information on Yelp in response to consumers’ negative reviews posted to that site.
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On May 24, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 684, which extends Oregon’s data breach notification requirements to include third-party vendors. This blog entry provides an overview of the bill.
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On May 29, 2019, Nevada’s governor approved SB 220, which provides amendments to an existing law that requires operators of websites and online services to post a notice on their website regarding their privacy practices. This blog entry provides a summary of the Amendment Bill.
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On August 31, 2018, the California State Legislature passed SB-1121, a bill that delays enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and makes other modest amendments to the CCPA. The CCPA introduces key privacy requirements for businesses and its provisions will become operative on January 1, 2020.
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On May 24, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission granted final approval to a settlement with PayPal, Inc., to resolve charges that its peer-to-peer payment service, Venmo, misled consumers regarding certain restrictions on the use of its service, as well as the privacy of transactions.
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