CLA/TIP Monthly Call – Sacramento Update

Wednesday, December 11th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# This fall I termed out as Chair of the Technology, Internet and Privacy (“TIP”) Working Group of the California Lawyer’s Association’s IP Section and as a member of the IP Section Executive Committee.  I currently am co-chair of the CLA’s Business Law…

California Follows Vermont Lead in Establishing Data Broker Registry

In 2019, the nation’s first registry of data brokers went online after Vermont’s data broker registry went into effect.  In October, California followed suit when Governor Newsom signed AB 1202 – the Data Broker Registration Act. In enacting the bill, the legislature explained: Companies regularly and systematically collect, analyze, share, and sell the personal information…

FTC Releases Report on Big Data, Is Enforcement Next?

The FTC released its Staff Report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues, that looks specifically at big data at the end of its lifecycle – how it is used after being collected and analyzed, and draws on information from the FTC’s 2014 workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?,”…

FTC Going Strong at 100 with Major Internet Enforcement Actions

This week the Federal Trade Commission will have a banquet and symposium celebrating its 100th anniversary (with more than 20 past and current FTC officials).  The FTC Act, which gave the agency the power to regulate “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce,”…

President Obama Conducts Big Data Review; NJ Big Data Consent Decree and BBB Enforcement

White House Enlists John Podesta to Conduct Review of Big Data Former Chief of Staff to President Clinton, John Podesta, has been enlisted by President Obama to work with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz, the President’s Science Advisor John Holdren, the President’s Economic Advisor Gene Sperling and other senior government officials to lead…