Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

Emerging digital technology, data privacy, and the surveillance economy: all high priorities for state AGs

State attorneys general (AGs) have in many ways been the tip of the spear on prioritizing consumer protection in conversations around emerging digital technologies—perhaps more so than even any federal government agency. With newsworthy data breach incidents, ransomware attacks, and personal data misuse allegations plaguing a new major U.S. company seemingly every week, state AGs … Continue Reading

Virginia passes second state-level consumer data privacy law in the U.S.

On March 2, 2021, Virginia joined California as the second state to enact comprehensive data privacy protections for its residents. The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), which will go into effect January 1, 2023, will mainly be interpreted and enforced by The Virginia Attorney General (AG). Our State Attorneys General and Virginia Government Relations … Continue Reading

Interpreting the DOJ’s recent enforcement campaign against “no-poach” cases

Since 2010, with its cases filed against a number of leading technology companies, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has shined a spotlight on the potential antitrust risks associated with employers’ use of “no-poach” agreements in which companies agree not to hire or solicit each other’s employees. The DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued … Continue Reading

FTC hearings address AI regulatory challenges

On November 13–14, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.” The panelists, an assembly of industry leaders, academics and enforcers, discussed consumer protection and antitrust issues that arise from harvesting data through AI, the role of industry in mitigating potential harms and whether government agencies can … Continue Reading
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