CLA/TIP Monthly Call: An Update on NIST Privacy and Cyber Security Frameworks

An Update on NIST Privacy and Cyber Security Frameworks with Naomi Lefkovitz Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, Program Manager, Privacy Engineering National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce Wednesday, April 10th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# #CLATIPCall Agenda Part 1: Introduction Welcome/Introductions New Chatroom Feature – introduce yourself, comment or ask…

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…

FTC Releases Cybersecurity Basics Fact Sheets

The Federal Trade Commission has released a series of fact sheets and an introductory video on cybersecurity basics. The factsheets begin with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework which gives businesses an outline of best practices to help decide where to focus time and money for cybersecurity protection. Other topics covered are: Cybersecurity begins with strong physical security Ransomware Phishing…

Groups Call for Civil Rights Considerations in Privacy Legislation

As Congress gets set to begin hearings on privacy legislation, a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups released a letter to House and Senate Committee leaders with jurisdiction over privacy legislation “to ensure that civil rights retain a fundamental place in the ongoing online privacy debate, hearings, and legislation in your committees.” “Civil…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call –The Debate over CaCPA with Prof. Eric Goldman

The Debate over the California Consumer Privacy Act with Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman The California Lawyers Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Technology, Internet & Privacy Subcommittee’s February Call  Wednesday, February 13th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Agenda Part 1: Introduction Welcome/Introductions Part 2: Presentation by Professor Goldman Professor Goldman will address…

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. …

DOJ Opinion Closes Door to Online Gambling in the States

In 2011, a Justice Department opinion letter opened the door to online gambling in the United States for the first time since Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA).   The opinion abandoned prior expansive interpretation of the Wire Act and limited its application to only sports wagering, thereby giving the green…