California’s Consumer Privacy Act: What You Need to Know

A Q&A with Andy Sambandam of Clarip Inc.

What is arguably the nation’s most far-reaching consumer privacy and security law was passed with lightning speed last week in California. While the law doesn’t go into effect until January, 2020, companies are being advised to get up to date on the new regulation and its stipulations—and their potential liabilities should they fail to follow them. To understand more about the law, we spoke to Andy Sambandam, founder and CEO of Clarip, Inc., a privacy management platform that helps consumers and businesses stay compliant with regulation.

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Biometrics and Privacy Law

A Q&A with Al Saikali of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP

Up until recently class action suits involving the Biometric Information Privacy Act were rare. In the past two years, however, this Illinois statute has become the focus of a trend, with plaintiffs attorneys zeroing in on companies that employ Illinois residents. I spoke with Al Saikali, chair of the data security and privacy practice at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, about the law and the current landscape of biometric privacy litigation.

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Examining the Recently Introduced New York Department of Financial Services Regulation

A Q&A with Alice Kane and Philip Goldstein of Duane Morris, LLP

Acknowledging the degree to which cyber theft poses a threat to the insurance industry, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a proposed cybersecurity regulation in September. We talked to Alice Kane and Philip Goldstein, attorneys at Duane Morris, LLP about the regulation and its implications for the insurance industry.

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Parsing the EU’s Cybersecurity Rules

A Q&A with Alan Meneghetti of Locke Lord LLP

Last December, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council announced that they had reached an agreement on an EU-wide cybersecurity directive that should go into effect within the next few years. I asked UK-based lawyer Alan Meneghetti about what the new rules mean and what they cover.

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