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Responses to questions businesses frequently ask about the impacts of the CCPA. Implementation challenges inevitably will arise as a company works to apply these new requirements to its business practices. The time is now to start preparing for the CCPA, as well as for other new U.S. privacy laws that are likely to follow.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive new consumer protection law set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. In the wake of the CCPA’s passage, approximately 15 other states introduced their own CCPA-like privacy legislation, and similar proposals are being considered at the federal level. However, so far only Nevada has passed new consumer privacy laws, adding a do-not-sell right to its existing online privacy law, effective Oct. 1, 2019.
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By Tomas Suros
Some law firms are realizing that the hasty, though necessary, decisions made to facilitate remote work should be revisited or undone. Many of the tools implemented in an emergency are insufficient to withstand the increasing cybersecurity threats law firms are facing today. The good news, though, is that it’s not too late to implement the right tech to protect your firm.
By Joey Seeber
It is no surprise that in this environment many lawyers are prioritizing qualitative factors, such as work-life balance and feeling appreciated and recognized at work, rather than compensation alone when choosing where to work. Why is it no surprise? Because many of their employers began valuing quality over quantity with their ALSPs years ago. And this shift might do even more for your organization.
By John Beardwood and Shan Arora
Part Two In a Series
Part One of this series introduced the history of Canada’s recently introduced Consumer Privacy Protection Act and reviewed the similarities with GDPR, such as data portability, the right not be forgotten, codes of practice, and a safe harbor provision. Part Two analyzes the new compliance requirement of valid consent.
By Tinamarie Feil
While new and/or improving technologies may be challenging, they likely also present new opportunities which can facilitate delivering the best services at the best cost. Some solutions can be handled directly by law firms — but others will require the courts to approve, and, perhaps, even change of procedures to get with the times.