On September 20, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney agreed to pay a $35 million fine for the firm’s alleged failure to adequately protect the personal information of approximately 15 million customers.
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On September 15, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act. The Act, which takes effect July 1, 2024, places new legal obligations on companies with respect to online products and services that are likely to be accessed by children under the age of 18.
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On August 24, 2022, the California Office of the Attorney General announced a new wave of enforcement efforts targeted at business’ recognition of the Global Privacy Control, and issued an updated summary of recent CCPA enforcement efforts.
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On August 16, 2022, California Assembly Member Cooley introduced amendments to Assembly Bill 1102 that would extend the California Consumer Privacy Act’s temporary exemptions for HR and B2B data for an additional two years – until January 1, 2025.
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New York recently became the first state to require attorneys to complete at least one credit of cybersecurity, privacy and data protection training as part of their continuing legal education requirements. The new requirement will take effect July 1, 2023.
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On July 1, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency sent U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi a memo outlining how H.R. 8152, the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act, would lessen privacy protections for Californians, and California Democrats have joined the cause.
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