A Review of the "Final" CCPA Regulations from the CA Attorney General

A Review of the “Final” CCPA Regulations from the CA Attorney General

On June 2, the California Attorney General’s office (the DOJ) released hundreds of pages of new material about its CCPA regulations, including 11,000+ words of its “final” regulations and a 59 page “final statement of reasons” purportedly explaining the DOJ’s…

The CCPA Proposed Regs’ Data Valuation Calculation Provisions Provide Flexibility, But Raise Ambiguity & Transparency Concerns

The CCPA Proposed Regs’ Data Valuation Calculation Provisions Provide Flexibility, But Raise Ambiguity & Transparency Concerns

by guest blogger Lourdes M. Turrecha, Privacy Tech & Law Fellow at Santa Clara Law [Eric’s Note: I am working on a mondo blog post about the AG’s final CCPA regulations. In the interim, I’m sharing this post from Lourdes…

Court Sends Google Assistant Privacy Lawsuit Back for a Redo

Court Sends Google Assistant Privacy Lawsuit Back for a Redo

This is a putative class action against Google alleging that Google Assistant actively listened (mistakenly) based on a misperceived voice command. The lawsuit complains about the fact that Google used the recordings from these “false accepts”. The court grants Google’s…

2H 2019 and Q1 2020 Quick Links, Part 5 (Privacy)

* Campbell v. Facebook, No. 17-16873 (9th Cir. March 3, 2020): “Plaintiffs identified a concrete injury by claiming that Facebook violated ECPA and CIPA when it intercepted, catalogued, and used without consent URLs they had shared in private messages.” *…

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Decade-Old Lawsuit Against Facebook For Tracking Logged-Out Users--In re Facebook Internet Tracking

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Decade-Old Lawsuit Against Facebook For Tracking Logged-Out Users–In re Facebook Internet Tracking

Users sued Facebook in 2012 alleging it improperly tracked users’ browsing while they were logged out of Facebook. Facebook apparently included code in its “like” button on third party websites that would inform Facebook when the user visited the website…

Judge Isn't Impressed By Lawyer's Purported Unfamiliarity With LinkedIn--Reyes v. Tanaka

Judge Isn’t Impressed By Lawyer’s Purported Unfamiliarity With LinkedIn–Reyes v. Tanaka

Juror #1 was empaneled on a trial. Myles Breiner is one of the plaintiff’s lawyers. On the 6th day of trial, Breiner sent Juror #1 an invitation to connect on LinkedIn. Out-of-court interactions between jurors and the litigating lawyers is…

My Third Set of Comments to the CA DOJ on the CCPA Regulations

My Third Set of Comments to the CA DOJ on the CCPA Regulations

California is in a state of emergency. Our state is facing its worst public health crisis in decades (or possibly ever). Yet, the California DOJ is pushing forward its regulations to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). It just reiterated…

Santa Clara Law’s Privacy Law Program Receives Substantial Gifts…AND COME WORK WITH ME!

Today, Santa Clara Law announced that we’ve received three gifts totaling $750k that we will use to enhance our already highly successful privacy law program. We’re honored by the generosity of our donors: Larry Sonsini; Paul Gentzkow and his wife Barbara Gentzkow; and Kapil Nanda and…

Comments on the DOJ's Proposed Modifications to the CCPA Regulations

Comments on the DOJ’s Proposed Modifications to the CCPA Regulations

In October 2019, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) published its first draft of regulations under the CCPA. These regulations attracted 1700 pages of comments, including a submission from me. Earlier this month, the DOJ published proposed revisions to those…

Yelp Defeats Businesses’ “Right to Be Forgotten” Claims—Spiegelman v. Yelp

The plaintiffs sued Yelp for using their business information, including their names, photographs and likenesses, without permission. Though the opinion doesn’t expressly state it, it appears these plaintiffs were seeking to get delisted from Yelp’s databases, which is why I’m…