State Attorneys General

On November 14, 2022, Google LLC agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with the attorneys general of 40 U.S. states over the company’s location tracking controls available in its user account settings.
Continue Reading Google Agrees to $391.5 Million Settlement with 40 States over Misleading Location Tracking Practices

On October 28-29, 2022, the California Privacy Protection Agency held a Board Meeting to discuss the modified proposed regulations promulgated for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, as well as the remainder of the rulemaking process.
Continue Reading California Privacy Protection Agency Holds Board Meeting on CCPA/CPRA Modified Proposed Regulations

On October 20, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton brought suit against Google alleging various violations of Texas’s biometric privacy law, including that the company unlawfully collected and used the biometric data of millions of Texans without obtaining proper consent.
Continue Reading Texas AG Sues Google for Alleged Violations of State Biometric Privacy Law

On October 12, 2022, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office had secured a $1.9 million penalty from e-commerce retailer Zoetop, owner of SHEIN and ROMWE, following an improperly handled data breach.
Continue Reading New York Attorney General Fines E-Commerce Parent Company for Failing to Properly Handle a Data Breach

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.
Continue Reading California Enacts the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act

On July 26, 2022, the attorneys general of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington D.C. announced an $8 million multistate settlement with Wawa Inc. that resolves the states’ investigation into a 2019 data breach that compromised approximately 34 million payment cards used by consumers at Wawa stores and fueling locations.
Continue Reading Wawa Inc. Settles Multi-State AG Breach Investigation for $8 Million

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.
Continue Reading California AG Provides Summary of Recent CCPA Enforcement Actions, with Focus on Global Privacy Control