On Thursday, September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 685 (“AB685”) into law. AB685 amends a number of portions of California’s Labor Code to address the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to provisions that regulate reopening activities at California worksites, AB685 introduces two new COVID-related notification obligations for California employers: (1) a requirement […]
Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (the “LGPD”), a law similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) is now effective. On April 29 of this year, Brazil’s President issued Provisional Measure 959 that, amongst other things, postponed the effective date of the LGPD, which was originally set to be effective August 2020, […]
On August 13, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the creation of a Data Privacy and Security Division with the AG’s office, and named Sara Cable as Chief of the new division. The new division is intended to protect Massachusetts consumers from increased threats to the privacy and security of their data.
On July 30, 2020, the European Council announced sanctions against six individuals and three organizations for their involvement in a series of cyber-attacks that have caused significant damage in the EU and around the world over the last several years. The announcement follows the EU’s adoption last year of Decision (CFSP) 2019/797, which established the […]
Following OCIE’s recent and detailed risk alert regarding the threat of ransomware, the SEC today announced that it has created the Event and Emerging Risk Examination Team (EERT) as a part of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). The EERT will engage with registrants regarding emerging threats and current market events, to provide […]