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5 Important Privacy Updates You Can't Ignore in 2022

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket

  • March 08, 2022

In the ACC Docket, Will Cannon and Tiffany Burba co-authored an article with Merz Aesthetics’ Deb Horwitz on emerging data privacy statutes and legislative updates that will take effect in the next 12 to 24 months.
“We’ve identified five key privacy updates that all attorneys should review and understand,” they wrote. “These include updates to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and United Kingdom, amendments to California privacy legislation in the United States, and new US state privacy laws in Virginia and Colorado.”

“One challenge posed by this mosaic of data privacy legislation is that compliance with one statute rarely satisfies all requirements of another,” they continued. “This requires in-house counsel to stay updated on regulatory nuances and understand their companies’ management practices with more specificity.”

“In particular, in-house counsel and compliance lawyers should evaluate how their companies collect, use, and disclose personally identifiable information (PII) and determine whether updates are required to internal or public-facing privacy policies, incident response procedures, data mapping functionality, storage or retention policies, or contract templates to account for updates in data privacy legislation,” they wrote.
You can read the full article here: 5 Important Privacy Updates You Can’t Ignore in 2022

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