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It is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has given companies a boost in implementing work-from-home solutions. However, even before that, smart working has always been part of the employment relationship and, together with it, the need to ensure that efficiency and performance levels were met, regardless of the premises from which the employee was working. Technology offers a number of solutions to set up corporate surveillance, in its broadest sense. Indeed, it is not…

On July 1, 2020 California’s attorney general started enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act by sending letters to companies with requests to cure alleged violations, as contemplated by the CCPA. The legislation took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, as part of the California Civil Code, and called on the attorney general to enforce the law within six months of enacting regulations or July 1, 2020 the latest. The CCPA regulations became final only on Aug.…

Now that the California Consumer Privacy Act is in effect, it is imperative to consider the potential litigation risks that many companies are likely to face as a result of the new law. While many commentators have analyzed the CCPA’s express private right of action for data breaches that occur in the absence of reasonable security measures, it’s important to note that class litigation may be used in an attempt to privately enforce the other…