Tag Archives: State Attorneys General

CO AG hosts forum on state privacy laws, announces new privacy advisor

This past Friday, the Attorney General Alliance and the Colorado Department of Law held a symposium, “Colorado Privacy Act: Rights, Obligations, and Next Steps.” The symposium is another signal that state attorneys general (state AGs) around the country intend to take a primary role in influencing, and ultimately enforcing, data privacy policies. The panel discussions … Continue Reading

New D.C. legislation signals strong state AG position on harmful algorithms

Last week, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced new D.C. legislation aimed at holding “companies & organizations accountable if their algorithms harm vulnerable communities.” The bill was introduced by the Chair of the City Council at the request of the AG. This comes on the heels of a meeting held in Washington, D.C. last week … Continue Reading

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

State AGs’ Interest in Privacy and Cybersecurity – No End in Sight – REDUX (or, if you prefer, we told you so…)

Reed Smith has closely followed State AGs’ interest and activities of in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity and recently blogged on a major NAAG (National Association of Attorneys General) conference in April on these topics. That conference, sponsored by the Mississippi AG, was meant to educate AGs – most of whom are the elected … Continue Reading
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