On Monday, July 19, 2021 the Office of the California State Attorney General (OAG) issued a press release to summarize its first year of CCPA enforcement.

In this press release, OAG urged consumers to take advantage of their CCPA rights, such as the right to know, delete, opt-out of the sale, right to non-discrimination, and rights for minors. In addition, consumers are encouraged to use OAG’s new Consumer Privacy Interactive Tool. It assists consumers with drafting notices of noncompliance that can be sent to a business the consumer believes failed to post a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link. OAG stated these consumer-sent notices may start the clock on the business’s 30-day window to cure the violations. Consumers should be aware that any information imputed into the tool is collected by OAG and may be used by OAG for its own enforcement and investigative purposes.

OAG also posted examples of enforcement actions it has taken thus far.
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Previously, my colleague Tanya Forsheit wrote a cautionary tale, “A Big Zooming Mess,” about the Zoom video conferencing service whose rise in popularity also brought increased scrutiny of its privacy and data security practices. That scrutiny came not just from media outlets and consumers, but also from government agencies such as the New York Attorney General and New York City Department of Education. The entire FKKS Privacy and Data Security team even had a round-table discussion (over WebEx) to unpack all the issues (recording available here). Now, both the New York Attorney General and the New York City Department of Education announced that they reached coordinated but independent agreements with Zoom to address various privacy and security issues, and paving the way for NYC DOE educators to resume using Zoom for virtual classroom instruction. This post looks at the terms of the NY AG agreement and discusses some of its key takeaways.

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