Publication

Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter

April 2020

Locke Lord's Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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In This Issue

Privacy and Cybersecurity Work from Home Considerations in the Context of Coronavirus
We want to enable our personnel to work from home during this health crisis. What do we need to worry about from a privacy and cybersecurity perspective? read more

As Companies Seek Alternative Ways to Sign Contracts and Other Records During COVID-19 Pandemic, E-Processes Take Center Stage
Companies are scrambling to complete transactions with customers and suppliers faster and cheaper, and in the current COVID-19 environment, now at a safe distance. read more

The Effective Date of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Has Come and Gone: What To Do Now?
The CCPA became effective January 1, 2020. Some businesses prepared to meet the deadline, while others have become partially compliant but still have more to do. Some may not have begun. read more

CCPA Update: Important Modifications to the Proposed Regulations
As we reported here the California Attorney General released proposed regulations pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on October 10, 2019. read more

Show Me the Data! – Providing Data in Response to a CCPA Consumer Request to Know
Starting January 1, 2020, California consumers are allowed to make requests for disclosure of certain information under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). read more

NIST Privacy Framework Released
On January 16, 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Privacy Framework: A Tool for Improving Privacy through Enterprise Risk Management (the “Privacy Framework”) Version 1.0. read more

Brexit and GDPR
GDPR and Brexit are two expressions that have struck fear and confusion into Europeans in recent years. What happens when you put them together? read more 

June 30, 2020 Deadline Quickly Approaching to Render Unreadable ACH Account Numbers
Effective June 30, 2020, companies that are not regulated banks who initiated (as debit or credit entries) 6 million or more ACH transactions (with consumers or businesses) in 2019 will need to comply with a new National Automated Clearing House Association (“NACHA”) security rule. read more

New York SHIELDs Private Information (Security Requirements effective March 21, 2020)
As we first reported on July 24, 2019 (and updated on September 24, 2019), an amendment of New York’s data breach notification law—the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, commonly referred to as the SHIELD Act—was signed into law on July 25, 2019. read more

Morrison Escapes Responsibility for Cyber-Rogue Employee – The Limits of Vicarious Liability
On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in WM Morrison Supermarket v. Various Claimantsread more