On September 30, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced the recent signings of several bills that provide increased privacy protections to California residents. These bills are aimed at protecting student privacy, increasing consumer protection in the wake of a data breach, and expanding the scope of California’s invasion of privacy and revenge porn laws.
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In two recently-published German court decisions, the courts’ rulings impact Germany’s employee data protection law, including strengthening the position of German works councils and clarifying the risks associated with deleting former employees’ email accounts.
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On July 14, 2010, the Article 29 Working Party issued a press release regarding its findings, which are included in a report to be contributed to the European Commission’s evaluation of the Data Retention Directive due out in September.

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The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has published a pre-proposal of rules relating to the protection of personal information (“PPR”) and is accepting comments on the PPR until February 13, 2009, after which it will formally propose rules. The PPR comes nearly a year after the state withdrew earlier proposed rules (the “Original Proposal”)