Partners Martin ZoltickJenny Colgate, and Christopher Ott will present a webinar with the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) on “Employee and Customer Health Data: Back to Work in COVID-19” on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 10 a.m. EDT. The virtual event is open to all interested in attending.

As organizations open their

There are a number of state student privacy laws of which schools and technology companies whose programs and services are being used for educational purposes during the Coronavirus pandemic should be aware.

For example, a number of states have student online personal information protection acts (SOPIPAs) which prohibit website, online/cloud service, and application vendors from

Right now, the world wrestles with a colossal viral outbreak. In response to the crisis, hundreds of millions of people are staying home to reduce their personal risks and to flatten the curve for society overall.

From this mass sheltering, businesses face inverted demand curves that appear so steep and transformative that they are facing

The number of actions to enforce the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) against a wide range of companies continues to rise.  Germany, a country where privacy enjoys strong legal protection, is establishing itself as a favorite jurisdiction for enforcement of the GDPR.  And, not surprisingly, Facebook is one of the companies in the

Another BIPA class action was filed this week – this time against Google.  Again.  Google has been sued under BIPA before, and for seemingly the same violations as here, i.e., creating “face prints” from photos stored in Google Photos without having obtained prior, informed written consent.   The Complaint that was filed this week alleges: “Google

Christopher A. Ott, CIPP/US, former Supervisory Counterintelligence and Cyber Counsel to the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and most recently, a partner in private practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP advising clients on litigation and business strategy when facing data and privacy issues, has joined Rothwell Figg’s Privacy, Data

“Reasonable” appears several times in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and most notably in the section on the private right of action for a data breach resulting from “a business’s violation of the duty to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information to protect the personal

On February 3, 2020, Bernadette Barnes, a private resident of California (on behalf of herself and others similarly situated), brought the first data breach suit citing CCPA ever.  The suit named Hanna Andersson (company specializing in high end children’s apparel) and Salesforce.com (cloud technology service as a software (“SaaS”) company) as defendants, and brought claims