In a new post on the Covington Inside Tech Media Blog, our colleagues discuss how the pandemic is driving connected and automated vehicle (CAV) initiatives at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, NHTSA and Congress have recently expressed support for utilizing CAV technology to address pandemic-related challenges. In California, a privacy bill
On May 5th, 2020, the California Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection held a hearing and considered AB 2811, a bill that would amend existing California law governing automatic renewals. As currently drafted, AB 2811 would:
- require businesses to provide 3-7 days’ notice explaining how to cancel an automatic renewal offer or continuous service offer if the consumer accepted (1) a free gift or trial that lasts for a predetermined period of time as part of an automatic renewal or continuous service offer, or (2) the consumer accepted an automatic renewal or continuous service offer at a discounted price, and the applicability of that price was limited to a predetermined amount of time; and
- require businesses that permit consumers to accept automatic renewal or continuous service offers online to immediately terminate that service online.
On May 4th, 2020, Californians for Consumer Privacy confirmed that they had submitted hundreds of thousands more signatures than required to qualify for a ballot initiative. It is still yet unknown whether the Attorney General will qualify the ballot for the November 2020 election, let alone whether it would pass. If the initiative passes, it will be noteworthy for a number of reasons.
Continue Reading CCPA 2.0 And Where We Go From Here
In the latest development in the CCPA saga, the California Attorney General has further modified the draft regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). His office’s website posted clean and redlined versions of the new regulations (the “March draft regulations”). Below, please find a summary of some of the most notable changes:…
Continue Reading California AG Releases Draft CCPA Regulations: Round 3
On February 14, 2020, California State Assembly Member Ed Chau introduced the Automated Decision Systems Accountability Act of 2020, which would require any business in California that provides a person with a program or device that uses an “automated decision system” (“ADS”) to establish processes to “continually test for biases during the development and usage of the ADS” and to conduct an impact assessment on that program or device.
ADS is defined broadly as “a computational process, including one derived from machine learning, statistics, or other data processing or artificial intelligence techniques, that makes a decision or facilitates human decision making, that impacts persons.” The required ADS impact assessments would study the various aspects of the ADS and its development process, “including, but not limited to, the design and training data of the ADS, for impacts on accuracy, fairness, bias, discrimination, privacy, and security.” At minimum, the assessments must include “[a] detailed description of the ADS, its design, training provided on its use, its data, and its purpose” and “[a]n assessment of the relative benefits and costs of the ADS in light of its purpose,” with certain factors such as data minimization and risk mitigation required in the cost-benefit analysis.
The provider of the ADS also must determine whether the ADS system “has a disproportionate adverse impact on a protected class,” examine whether it serves “reasonable objectives and furthers a legitimate interest,” and consider alternatives or reasonable modifications that could be incorporated “to limit adverse consequences on protected classes.”…
Continue Reading California Introduces Bill to Regulate Automated Decision Systems
The California Attorney General has released both clean and redlined versions of proposed modifications to the draft implementing regulations for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Below is a high-level overview of some key changes:
- Service Providers. The modified draft restricts a service provider from processing the personal information it receives from a business except
With less than two months until it goes into effect, many practitioners are focused on bringing their programs into compliance with the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) by January 1, 2020. But the rapid pace of privacy legal developments could continue next year. This past year, five states established studies or task forces to study privacy laws and report back to the legislature before their next session begins. Bills in Washington and Illinois passed one legislative chamber before failing, and their proponents have promised a renewed effort in 2020.
This is the first of a series of blog posts on what states other than California were considering to help you anticipate and prepare for 2020. In total, at least eighteen states considered comprehensive privacy bills this year. This initial blog post — on the heels of Halloween last week — focuses on some of those that are the scariest: bills in New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland.
Continue Reading State Privacy Laws Have the Potential to Haunt Industry
As the effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act looms closer, companies are grappling with the significance of the law and its definitions. One defined term in particular, “sale,” has sparked heated debate between industry and consumer advocates, and even within the legal profession. While much has been said about this term, more needs…
On October 10th, California state attorney general Xavier Becerra announced the release of proposed implementing regulations concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Continue Reading California AG Releases Draft CCPA Regulations
A new ballot initiative would create the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (“CPREA”) and would make several changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
Continue Reading New Ballot Initiative Seeks to Redo the CCPA