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Comply or Get Fined: 2020 GDPR Fines are the Highest on Record

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 2018. The law’s goal of protecting EU citizens’ personal information and privacy seems to be coming into fruition. In the past, the EU has issued steep fines for GDPR violations, even when there was no data breach. Under the GDPR, regulators can issue fines up to four percent of an organization’s global revenue and can be costly. It is important to remember that this law can reach organizations outside of the EU if they offer goods and services to EU citizens.

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The GDPR’s Influence on Class and Collective Proceedings

When thinking about class action lawsuits, most people envision legal proceedings occurring in the United States. However, class and collective proceedings modeled after those in the U.S. are becoming increasingly popular abroad – specifically in the U.K. and European Union (EU). Other countries with rising class and collective proceedings are turning to the U.S. for guidance on how to navigate this lengthy and often complicated process.

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Travel Days May Be Postponed, But When it Comes Back, Be Prepared to Protect Sensitive Data

Often, the phrase “border search” produces thoughts of seeking and seizing a physical object. However, many searches require a computer to be searched – and not just the actual hardware.

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Salesforce On The Breach: Consumers Fight Back After Their Data Was Sold On The Dark Web

California continues to lead on data privacy protection. Since the adoption of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), cracking down on data breaches and promoting consumer privacy has remained a priority in the state. Recently, a California resident filed a federal class action lawsuit against Salesforce, the cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Hanna Andersson, which is a children’s clothing company.

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