Hall Booth Smith is proud to announce the launch of its new podcast PrivacyCafé, hosted by Partners Richard Sheinis and Jade Davis.
After almost four years of review and 175,000 public comments later, the FTC unveiled its plan to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule) on December 20, 2023, after the Commission voted 3-0. The last COPPA revision w
The EU's cookie reduction pledge represents a significant move towards enhanced digital privacy. While offering more control over cookies, the emergence of alternative tracking methods like device fingerprinting and contextual targeting highligh
Global legislative developments in the privacy sphere were abundant in 2023. Privacy professionals from around the world predict that legislation pertaining to data privacy and cyber security will continue to flourish in 2024, and this post expl
Globally, business owners are asking how the European Union’s AI Act affects their business. This article will delve into the Act and how businesses will be affected globally, with an emphasis on the U.S.
HHS Warnings Trigger Class Actions Against Medical Providers for Use of Online Tracking Technologies
After roughly a year of multiple warnings by the HHS concerning the usage of online tracking technologies and associated privacy and security risks, class action lawsuits have begun to be filed...
California Privacy Protection Agency Board Approves Legislative Proposal to Require Browsers to Offer Opt-out Preference Signals
On December 8, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) Board voted 5-0 at its meeting to advance a legislative proposal to require browser vendors to include a feature that allows users to exercise their California privacy rights t
As the rest of the world continues to move forward with national data privacy legislation, the United States continues its well-established habit of proposing piecemeal data privacy laws that go nowhere