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What Do You Need to Know About Virginia’s New Consumer Privacy Law?

Virginia has become the second state with a consumer data privacy law, following California. Governor Ralph Northam has signed the Consumer Data Protection Act, as The Hill reports.

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WhatsApp-Facebook Transparency Review Moves Ahead in EU

A protracted European Union probe into the transparency of data sharing between WhatsApp and parent company Facebook has made its first big leap toward completion. So reports TechCrunch.

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Instagram’s Child Data Privacy Under EU Probe

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is investigating complaints about how Instagram processes the personal data of children. So reports Yahoo Finance.

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Social Media Giants Face Call for Security Rules After Twitter Probe

If Facebook, Twitter and other key social media companies can’t lock down their cybersecurity, a regulator should be set up to help them do the job.

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House Passes IoT Security Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to shore up the security of federal devices connected to the internet. So reports The Hill.

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California’s Privacy Law Spurs Class Action Against Minted

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the new state privacy law that took effect in January, has fueled a proposed class action lawsuit against online stationery marketplace Minted. So reports Reuters.

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Why the Feds Rebooted Their Security Fight with Apple

U.S. authorities’ decision to resume a long-standing cybersecurity beef with Apple appears to signal a broader battle in Congress.

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UK Supreme Court Decides on 'Rogue Employee' Data Breach

In a key decision, the UK Supreme Court has found that supermarket chain Morrisons was not liable for a data breach carried out by a former internal auditor at the company. So reports Accountancy Daily.

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Facebook to Pay $550M in Facial-recognition Settlement

Facebook has announced a $550 million settlement in a 2015 class action lawsuit that claimed the social-media giant’s facial recognition tools violated Illinois state law. So reports Recode.

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Salesforce Breached California’s New Privacy Act: Lawsuit

One of the first federal lawsuits to claim violations of California’s sweeping new privacy law targets Salesforce.com and a children’s clothing retailer that used the company’s e-commerce company’s cloud services. So reports Bloomberg Law.

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