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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Biometric data — from, e.g., retina, face and fingerprint scans — plays a big role in the current wave of new technology services. For example, biometrics provide security features for financial and healthcare products. And biometrics are behind some cool new in-game offerings in the interactive entertainment and social media space. But companies using or thinking of using biometric data have to comply with myriad privacy and data security laws and regulations, or face potential enforcement action and litigation. On January 30, 2017, the Southern District of New York dismissed one such litigation brought against video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. for alleged violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA“). Here’s a summary.


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