Leading House and Senate Democrats introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act

The Democratic-led bill, which was introduced by Senators Blumenthal and Warner, as well as Representatives Eshoo, Schakowsky and DelBene, follows the May 10th introduction of a similar COVID-19 [...]

Face recognition systems need to instill trust, but they do not: NIST researchers

Not enough is being done to engender trust in decisions made by facial recognition and biometrics systems, according to a pair of U.S. government researchers. Even though experts routinely are [...]

Warren, Levin, Merkley, Smith Introduce Legislation for a National Contact Tracing Program

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andy Levin (D-Mich.) introduced legislation for a federal contact tracing program to halt the spread of the coronavirus disease [...]

Return to Workplace U.S. Memorandum for Employers

Hogan Lovells partner Harriet Pearson, whose in-house corporate experience prior to joining the firm included human resources leadership roles, contributed to a timely memorandum published on May [...]

CJEU’s ‘Schrems II’ decision slated for July 16

In one of the most highly anticipated court cases in data protection, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced via Twitter Thursday that case C-311/18 — Facebook Ireland and Schrems — [...]

New Guidance for Employers on Coronavirus Workplace Testing

The UK ICO has produced guidance for employers on workplace testing for coronavirus, in anticipation of some sectors returning to work in the coming days and weeks. [...]

CNIL Addresses Reuse of Publicly Accessible Data

Personal data available in public internet spaces should not be freely reused by any controller for commercial prospecting; obtain data subjects’ consent for receipt of advertising [...]

COVID-19: HHS Confirms Restrictions on Disclosure to Media Not Altered

Media and film crews may not access any areas of a health facility where patients’ PHI will be accessible in any form (e.g., written, electronic, oral), or have film crews mask [...]

Children and Minors: California Complaint Alleges Social Network Apps Violated BIPA

Parents allege the apps collected their minors children’s’ facial geometry without providing the required disclosures under BIPA; claims include failure to inform them of the purposes [...]

FTC Fighting Coronavirus scams: Taking stock

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the FTC has released dozens of warning letters against people trying to make an illegal buck off the Coronavirus. More than a month in, it seems like a [...]