On October 14, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced it is extending the deadline by one month to submit comments on its Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on commercial surveillance and lax data security practices.
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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 28, 2022, a federal judge approved TikTok’s $92 million class action settlement of various privacy claims made under state and federal law, which will resolve litigation that began in 2019 and involved claims that TikTok violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the federal Video Privacy Protection Act.
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On June 22, 2022, the FTC submitted an updated abstract to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs indicating that it is considering initiating a rulemaking under Section 18 of the FTC Act to curb lax security practices, limit privacy abuses, and ensure that algorithmic decision-making does not result in unlawful discrimination.
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On May 25, 2022, Twitter reached a proposed $150 million settlement with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to resolve allegations that the company deceptively used nonpublic user contact information obtained for account security purposes to serve targeted ads to users.
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