Internet Traffic Kings #8-9 with Oliver Kenyon and Neil Patel

Episodes 8 and 9 for Internet Traffic Kings have dropped. Episode 8 features Oliver Kenyon who built the world’s largest affiliate community online and now runs LandingPageGuys.com. He shares his Top 5 Tips for New Marketers and uncovers his coveted internal blueprint. The ultimate checklist of conversions principles! You do NOT want to miss this…

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California’s Next Privacy Battle

With the regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) still yet to finalized, a new sweeping amendment is likely to be on the November ballot. Mactaggart Returns In 2017, San Francisco Bay area housing developer Alastair Mactaggart launched Californians for Consumer Privacy and qualified the CaCPA for the November 2018 ballot.  As drafted, CaCPA…

Attorney General AB5 Lawsuit Summary

Cal. AG Files Enforcement Action Against Uber and Lyft under AB-5

In 2018, the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision redefined the definition of employee v. independent contractor through an “ABC test” followed by many states.  Last September, California Governor Newsom signed AB-5 which codified the Dynamex decision and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The titans of the “Gig Economy” have fought AB-5 throughout the process and have…

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AG Won’t Postpone CaCPA Enforcement Date Due to COVID-19, Unfinished Regs

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA), which was signed by then-Governor Jerry Brown on September 23, 2018, contains three key dates relating to compliance and enforcement. The first is the effective date – January 1, 2020. CaCPA created a separate date for when enforcement could begin by the Attorney General which was “six months after…

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…

CLA Legislative Day: CaCPA Is a Top Issue for Sacramento Judiciary Committees

At the California Lawyers Association’s debut Legislative Day, members were able to meet with (i) Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee; (ii) Senator Andreas Borgeas, Vice-Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee; (iii) Assembly Member Mark Stone, Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee; (iv) Assembly Member Ash Kalra, Member, Assembly Judiciary Committee; (v) Che Salinas, Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary for Operations,…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call – Sacramento Update with Saul Bercovitch

California Legislative Update with Saul Bercovitch, CLA Director of Governmental Affairs Wednesday, March 13th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Agenda Part 1: Introduction Welcome/Introductions World Wide Web at 30 Part 2: Presentation by Saul Bercovitch Saul Bercovitch is the Director of Governmental Affairs for the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and he…

Cal AG Offers Legislation Making CaCPA More Onerous and Expand Private Right of Action

Cal AG Offers Legislation Making CaCPA More Onerous On Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson today unveiled  Senate Bill 561 to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) passed last year in three critical respects as described in their joint press release: (1) Removes the Attorney General’s requirement to provide 30-day…

CaCPA as Amended: A Dozen Things to Know

(1) The Law Was Passed in Seven Days In May 2017, AB 375 (California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018) (“CaCPA”) passed the Assembly only to be placed on inactive status in September 2017. In the interim, San Francisco Bay area housing developer Alastair Mactaggart launched Californians for Consumer Privacy and qualified the CaCPA for the November 2018 ballot. …

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ILC Joins Privacy Professionals Calling for Changes to CalCPA

Internet Law Center founder Bennet Kelley joined 40 other privacy lawyers, professionals and professors in calling on the California legislature to enact major changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CalCPA). The letter highlights six significant problems with the CCPA, including: The CCPA affects many businesses who never had a chance to explain the law’s…