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Video: Dark Patterns – A Conversation with Elkina, Ross, and Solove

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Please check out the conversation I had with Alexandra Ross and Elena Elkina about dark patterns. A “dark pattern” is a term coined in 2010 by  Harry Brignull, who defined it as “a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up […]

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Video – CPRA and Its Potential Effects: A Talk with Alastair Mactaggart, Justin Antonipillai, and Daniel Solove

In this video, Justin Antonipillai (Wirewheel) and I discuss the CPRA and its potential effects with Alastair Mactaggart (Californians for Consumer Privacy). Mactaggart’s referendum sparked the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018. This year, he has another referendum (Proposition 24) called the Californian Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which aims to amend […]

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The Deal with Data Rights: An Interview with Heather Federman

Numerous privacy laws are requiring that companies provide individuals with data rights — rights to access their data, correct their data, learn about uses of their data, delete their data, and more. Administering these rights can be quite complicated for organizations.   […]

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What Are the Requirements for CCPA Training?

What are the requirements for California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) training?  At Section 1798.135(a)(3), the CCPA requires that businesses “ensure that all individuals responsible for handling consumer inquiries about the business’s privacy practices or the business’s compliance with this title are informed of all requirements in Section 1798.120 and this section and how to direct […]

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Top 10 Privacy Law Developments of the Decade 2010-2019

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It is an understatement to say that a lot has happened in privacy law during the past decade. Here is my list of the most notable developments. NOTE: I am giving a particular emphasis to what I find to be notable from a United States perspective.  What is notable privacy law depends upon where one […]

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Cartoon: The Travails of CCPA Compliance

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This cartoon depicts the travails of complying with the CCPA as it rapidly evolves.  The CCPA originated when a referendum regarding consumer privacy rights was scheduled to be on the ballot in November 2018.  Alastair Mactaggart, the referendum’s sponsor, offered to withdraw it if California passed a law.  So, in the summer of 2018, the […]

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