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The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill aims to reform the existing UK data protection regime following Brexit, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Bill’s announcement in the Queen’s Speech follows the UK Government's consultation entitled ‘Data: a new direction’, which was published in September 2021.
Maryland amends its privacy law – Still not a comprehensive law, but it inches closer to other privacy laws
Maryland has updated its Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), and while PIPA may not be considered a “comprehensive” privacy law, the revisions to PIPA enacted under House Bill 962 (“the Act” or “HB 962”) will bring some of PIPA’s provisions in line with the comprehensive data privacy laws recently enacted by a handful of other states.
The Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) recently issued a new Guidance Note for the Property Management Sector, in response to a series of recent complaints concerning the collection, retention, use and disclosure of personal data by property managers. It provides important guidance for property managers on complying with the Data Protection Principles (“DPP”).
Connecticut is the fifth state to pass a comprehensive privacy law. Senate Bill 6, “An Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring” (“CTDPA” or “Act”), passed in both chambers of the state legislature on April 22, 2022, and April 28, 2022, respectively, and Governor Ned Lamont signed it into law on May 10, 2022. The Act will go into effect on July 1, 2023, with the exception of certain provisions.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
An in-depth look at the Target decision finding that loss-of-use damages included costs of replacing payment cards compromised in data breach
On March 22, 2022, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota ruled that two ACE insurers were obligated to indemnify Target Corporation (“Target”) for the amounts it paid to settle claims related to replacement of payment cards impacted in a data breach, vacating an earlier decision in which the court found that Target was not entitled to coverage.
Technology to the rescue? How insurtech is helping insurers improve the customer experience and comply with new regulatory requirements
The 2022 ClaimsTech Summit was held in Sydney on 3 March and Kennedys was pleased to host a panel discussion concerning “Managing Insurance Regulatory Reforms”. The panel's discussion highlighted the importance of insurtech for Australian insurers in the 21st century.
Utah is on the verge of enacting the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), thereby becoming (perhaps surprisingly) the fourth state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently released two new agreements for the transfer of personal data outside the UK. These agreements came into force today, 21 March 2022. Here, our experts consider what these changes mean for UK data exporters.
“Stick[ing] out like a sore thumb”: BIPA fingerprint claims, the ERP exclusion, and a common thread amidst an intra-district conflict
It seems as of late that decisions regarding the scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and insurance coverage for those claims have been coming as quick as finger scan.