Jan 162021
 
 January 16, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S.

Joseph Lazzarotti of JacksonLewis writes: Dubbed the “Biometric Privacy Act,” New York Assembly Bill 27 (“BPA”) is virtually identical to the Biometric Information Privacy Act in Illinois, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (BIPA). Enacted in 2008, BIPA only recently triggered thousands of class actions in Illinois. If the BPA is enacted in New York, [Read More…]

Jan 162021
 
 January 16, 2021  Posted by  Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Dan Cooper, Sam Jungyun Choi, Shona O’Donovan, and Stacy Young of Covington and Burling write: On December 18, 2020, the Irish Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) published its draft Fundamentals for a Child-Oriented Approach to Data Processing (the “Fundamentals”). The Fundamentals introduce child-specific data protection principles and measures, which are designed to protect [Read More…]

Jan 162021
 
 January 16, 2021  Posted by  Business, Online

Mike Isaac reports: WhatsApp said on Friday that it would delay a planned privacy update, as the Facebook-owned messaging service tries to stem a backlash by users worried about the changes. WhatsApp said it would push back the changes, to May 15 from Feb. 8, to give users more time to [Read More…]