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Tag: personal data

Tag: personal data

Web Scraping is almost always unlawful under the GDPR

Under the GDPR, web scraping is almost always unlawful, except for in very few exceptional cases.    The automatic collection and storage of information from the Internet is referred to as web scraping. Through this process, a computer program automatically extracts data from the internet, for example by scanning social media platforms. Scraping involves the

CPPA Enforcement Division issues its first advisory

An Enforcement Advisory has been issued by the CPPA Enforcement Division to help businesses ensure compliance with the CCPA.   On April 2, 2024, the Enforcement Division of the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) released its inaugural Enforcement Advisory, marking a significant step in its efforts to ensure compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act

Possible fines under US data protection laws

With various state-level data protection laws coming into force across the US, what possible fines could a business face for violating any of those laws?    In the United States, while there isn’t a comprehensive federal data protection law, more and more state laws governing the protection of personal data are coming into force, imposing

Texas Data Privacy and Security Act: An overview

Texas Data Privacy and Security Act brings Texas among the ranks of several states to enact comprehensive data privacy laws.   Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA) was passed on June 16th, 2023 and will take effect on July 1, 2024, bringing Texas among the ranks of several states to enact comprehensive data privacy

New Jersey Consumer Data Privacy Act: A comprehensive overview

The New Jersey Consumer Data Privacy Act (NJCDPA), was passed in January 2024, and details distinct requirements for organizations which process the data of New Jersey residents.    The state of New Jersey has implemented a robust framework of data protection laws to safeguard the personal information of its residents. Among the key laws is

Oregon Consumer Data Privacy Act: What organizations should be aware of

The Oregon Consumer Data Privacy Act (OCDPA), scheduled to come into force from June 2024, implements specific requirements for organizations which process the data of Oregon residents.    The Oregon Consumer Data Privacy Act (OCDPA) is a state data privacy law that aims to protect the personal information of Oregon residents. The OCDPA establishes a

Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act: Joining the growing list of state privacy laws

Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act is an important piece of legislation which aims to protect the data of Montana consumers.    The Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act (MCDPA) is a landmark piece of legislation that aims to protect the personal information of consumers in Montana. Like other state level privacy laws, the MCDPA aims to

”Pay or ok” — Does this new paid subscription model invalidate consent?

There has been much debate about the validity of consent under the GDPR as it relates to the “Pay or ok” paid subscription model on social media and other platforms and websites.   Since November 7, European users of Facebook and Instagram have had the option to pay a subscription in exchange for an ad-free

The Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act: A Comprehensive Overview

With the introduction of the Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act, Delaware has joined the ranks of US states with their own consumer privacy laws.   Governments worldwide are enacting legislation to safeguard individuals’ sensitive information and hold businesses accountable for its protection. The Delaware Personal Data Privacy Act (DPPA) is one such regulation that aims

The ICO issues guidance on personal data transfers to the US under UK GDPR

The ICO issues guidance aiming to support organisations conducting personal data transfers to the US using an Article 46 UK GDPR mechanism to those organisations that are not self-certified under the UK Extension to the EU-US DPF.    Transferring personal information across borders has become a crucial aspect of our interconnected world. In the digital