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CA Implements First US Consumer Data Privacy Law

January 8, 2020

With the start of 2020, California residents are the first in the country to have enhanced privacy protections akin to those provided in the EU under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), passed in September of 2018, gives Californians certain rights over the personal data collected by companies such…

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NC Voter ID and Income Tax Cap constitutional amendments voided

April 4, 2019

NC Voter ID and Income Tax Cap constitutional amendments voided[1] By Samira Schakirova Law Clerk at Bridgehouselaw LLP The North Carolina State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NC NAACP) and Clean Air Carolina filed a lawsuit in Wake County against State House Speaker Tim Moore and State Senate President…

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BREXIT – What happened in February?

March 7, 2019

BREXIT – What happened in February? By Andreas Bernstoff February 1-13.: In the beginning of February, Prime Minister Theresa May made a few trips to Brussels to fulfill her assignment from British parliament to renegotiate the terms of their deal with the EU. While in Brussels, she insisted that negotiations be reopened, especially with reference…

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Consumer Data Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next?

February 5, 2019

Privacy and the Law — When DNA Testing Companies Share Your Genetic Data, What’s Next? by Angela C. Schulz, Associate Attorney Privacy of health and genetic data has long been the subject of data protection laws. However, FamilyTreeDNA, a consumer DNA-testing company has recently announced that it will be voluntarily sharing access to its vast…

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“Click Here to Agree” – Do DNA Websites Own Your DNA…Forever?

February 3, 2018

“Click Here to Agree” – Do DNA Websites Own Your DNA…Forever? More than 3 million people have utilized the groundbreaking technology provided by Ancestry.com’s DNA test for ancestry and genealogy, AncestryDNA, with an increase in use in the last couple of years. With the hopes of discovering forgotten family histories, ethnic backgrounds, and genetic predispositions, users have willingly…

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