• 03.02.20

    6 Changes In California's New Draft Privacy Regulations

    Manatt’s CEO and managing partner Donna Wilson and privacy and data security practice co-leader Scott Lashway, partner Brandon Reilly and counsel Kaylee Bankston authored an article for Law360 on the California Attorney General’s Office’s recently modified California Consumer ...

  • 01.18.19

    Changing Exposures and Risks Posed by the Consumer Privacy Act: What You Need to Know and What Lies ...

    “With the cybersecurity landscape constantly evolving and changing, the pressure to protect consumer privacy rights is increasing. A reflection of this concern is the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). While the CCPA is not effective until January 1, 2020, at the earliest, it is ...

  • 09.17.18

    Insight: Even as the CCPA Remains a Moving Target, California’s New Law Portends a Surge of ...

    Much ink has been spilled over this summer’s passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, or sometimes “CaCPA”), and for good reason: the CCPA bestows many complicated rights upon California consumers, to the chagrin of enterprises that are increasingly beleaguered by ...

  • 04.20.18

    PCI DSS and Card Brands: Standards, Compliance and Enforcement

    The payment card industry and the major card brands have a set of data security requirements—PCI DSS—that are unregulated by government, yet every company worldwide that accepts, processes, stores or transmits credit card information must comply with and follow the card brands’ ...

  • 05.16.16

    Greener Pastures Ahead for Class Action Bar

    California is already fertile ground for the class action bar, but the land is about to become even greener.On May 5, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that will, if adopted in their present form, provide a decisive blow to consumer arbitration provisions in nearly all ...

  • 03.11.15

    The Next Big Thing: Enforcing Terms of Service in an Internet of Things World

    While a universally accepted definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) does not yet exist, the phrase has been coined to refer to the ability of everyday objects to connect to the Internet and to send and receive data. Thus, we are not far from living in a world where every device - from the tiny ...

  • 02.19.14

    Expansion of California's Anti-Deficiency Laws Means More Litigation For Creditors

    Turning a narrow consumer shield into a potentially broad sword, this summer California expanded its anti-deficiency judgment laws to prohibit not only the judicial pursuit of mortgage deficiency balances, but also to declare that post-foreclosure deficiencies can be neither "owed" nor ...

  • 10.04.13

    Return Tracking and The Consumer Privacy Issue

    A recent string of media reports has focused on major retailers that track customers who return merchandise. While the plaintiffs' bar and the media are seeking to transform return monitoring into a headline-grabbing consumer privacy issue, the practice is hardly new, it is certainly justified ...

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