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Dominique Shelton Leipzig is a partner in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office and a member of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice. She serves as the lead for the Global Data Innovation as well as Ad Tech Privacy & Data Management practices. She is one of the country’s top privacy and data lawyers and her considerable experience helps clients navigate the evolving legal compliance issues related to privacy and data security for their digital data initiatives.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dominique provides strategic privacy and cyber-preparedness compliance advice, and defends, counsels and represents companies on privacy, global data security compliance, data breaches and investigations. Her experience includes defending companies under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general offices and other regulatory and government authorities. She advises companies on best practices in privacy, cybersecurity, data, mobile, cloud storage, Ad Tech privacy, Internet of Things and other areas of regulatory compliance.

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On September 8, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a virtual public forum on the agency’s release last month of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to regulate the protection of consumers’ privacy and data security, which we covered in a prior Legal Update. In addition to allowing the public the opportunity

Online businesses that sell to California residents should take note of a recent enforcement action by the state’s attorney general (AG) signaling that adequate notice of sale must be provided in a business’s privacy policy, California residents’ opt-out requests must be honored, and, from the AG’s perspective, the use of third-party cookies for targeted advertising

On August 11, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 on partisan lines to file an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that would regulate the protection of consumers’ privacy and data security in a rulemaking titled “Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security.”

The release of this ANPR—in the midst of

Recent developments in Africa reflect that global companies should be focusing attention on data protection developments in the region. Tech companies, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, and retailers have focused on Africa as a growth market for their products and services as user adoption in the United States and European Union has flattened.1 As a

The United States Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., ––– U.S. –––, 2022 WL 2276808 (2022), overturning Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992). In holding that the U.S. Constitution does not protect

On May 26, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a final rule revising the restrictions on the export, reexport and transfer (in-country) of certain “cybersecurity items” used for malicious cyber activities (“final rule”). Effective immediately upon publication, the final rule amends the October 21, 2021, interim final rule

On May 11, 2022, the Senate confirmed President Biden’s appointment of Alvaro Bedoya to fill the vacant Democratic seat on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Commissioner Bedoya’s confirmation gives the Democratic commissioners a voting majority on the Commission, and we expect the FTC will pursue actions previewed by Chair Lina Khan. In this Legal Update,

Strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity has been a top priority for the Biden administration, as reflected in its collaboration with industry, regulatory actions, and the legislation it has supported in Congress, including the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022. Executive action has been a key tool in the Biden administration’s cyber policymaking toolkit.

Connecticut has become the fifth state to pass comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed the bill into law on May 10, 2022, and the Connecticut Data Privacy Act” (CTDPA) will take effect on July 1, 2023. This Legal Update discusses the CTDPA’s scope; compares it with the other state privacy laws

In a recent decision upholding the denial of a motion to compel arbitration, a panel of the Ninth Circuit provided new guidance about the formation of online contracts under California and New York law.1 The court held that, to place a consumer on inquiry notice of terms and conditions on a website, the website