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CJEU Invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Image

CJEU Invalidates the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released its opinion in the “Schrems II” case and invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a method for transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. In the same opinion, the CJEU upheld…

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Will Change the Privacy Landscape Again If Approved in November Image

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Will Change the Privacy Landscape Again If Approved in November

On June 24, 2020, it was announced that the California Privacy Rights Act (the “CPRA”) garnered enough signatures to appear on the November 3, 2020 California ballot. The CPRA would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”). Because of its significant expansion of the CCPA obligations, the…

Webinar Replay: CCPA Requirements for July 1 Enforcement Image

Webinar Replay: CCPA Requirements for July 1 Enforcement

In this webinar, KO data privacy experts Chris Achatz and Erin Locker shared key insights on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA Requirements) and what businesses should know now. Highlights include: Who must comply with CCPA and what must be done to comply Enforcement and penalties Top 10 regulation takeaways…

Children’s Data Privacy: How to Comply with Both CCPA and COPPA Image

Children’s Data Privacy: How to Comply with Both CCPA and COPPA

KO data privacy attorney Chris Achatz recently co-authored an article for the Colorado Bar Association’s Business Law Section with Nicholas Blodgett, J.D. Candidate at University of Colorado Law School. The article provides detailed guidance on how businesses can comply with both the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Children’s…

Countdown to the California Consumer Privacy Act, Nation’s Strictest Data Privacy Law Image

Countdown to the California Consumer Privacy Act, Nation’s Strictest Data Privacy Law

With less than 45 days until the nation’s most significant data privacy law takes effect on January 1, 2020, the California Attorney General recently released draft CCPA regulations and California recently finalized five amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Companies should be preparing to comply as enforcement will…

KO Data Privacy Expert to Address the Interaction Between AI and Privacy Image

KO Data Privacy Expert to Address the Interaction Between AI and Privacy

On Friday, November 1, KO attorney Chris Achatz will speak at the DU Sturm College of Law Privacy Foundation, exploring how the evolving use of AI impacts all aspects of privacy. Discussions will include ethical issues, the role of human oversight, and impacts of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and…

KO Client Superplastic Raises $10 Million Series A  Image

KO Client Superplastic Raises $10 Million Series A 

Venture Capital News: KO client Superplastic, a designer toy brand, has raised $10 million to launch two of its characters into animated digital media and Instagram stardom. The Series A round was led by Craft Ventures and supported by several other leading venture investors. KO partner Jon Taylor led Superplastic’s financing team…

Via Coloradobiz Mag: Doing Business in California? Key Privacy Act Update Image

Via Coloradobiz Mag: Doing Business in California? Key Privacy Act Update

KO’s privacy attorney and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) Chris Achatz recently authored this ColoradoBiz Magazine article on how to prepare for compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a strict new data privacy law. Learn what the CCPA includes, when it comes into effect and what organizations need to…