As the nation grappled with a global pandemic, the consumer data protection and cybersecurity landscape continued to evolve in 2020. Although multiple states introduced and passed comprehensive privacy laws, the federal government declined to pass similar legislation at the national level. However, various federal departments and agencies did publish guidance, alerts and advisories for dealing with or preventing cybersecurity threats such as ransomware attacks, especially as the world moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newly Amended CCPA Creates New Enforcement Agency and Increases Liability for Non-Compliant Businesses
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a significant amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. It strengthens the rights of consumers regarding the control and use of their information.