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October 11, 2019, Covington Alert

On October 10, 2019, California state attorney general Xavier Becerra announced the release of proposed implementing regulations concerning the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Interested stakeholders can submit written comments until December 6, 2019 at 5 PM (Pacific Time). In addition, four public hearings will be held on December 2nd (Sacramento), ...

October 10, 2019, Covington Alert

On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to examine whether to update the FTC’s rule adopted under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA Rule”). The Future of the COPPA Rule: An FTC Workshop featured a range of speakers and panelists, including representatives from industry, consumer groups, and academia.

October 10, 2019, Covington Alert

On October 2, 2019, the English Court of Appeal handed down a landmark judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599 (“Lloyd”) concerning Google’s alleged misuse of the personal data of over 4 million iPhone users via cookies placed on the Safari browser.

October 10, 2019, Covington Alert

On October 9, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a Final Rule adding 20 Chinese government entities and eight Chinese private sector entities (“Listed Entities”) to the Entity List maintained by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”).

October 8, 2019, Covington Alert

A pharmaceutical company, Mylan, N.V., recently paid $30 million to settle an SEC enforcement action alleging multiple disclosure failures arising from an investigation by the Department of Justice.

October 7, 2019, Covington Alert

FDA has been active on the FSMA front, and released two new documents over the last few days. Last Friday, October 4, the Agency issued a draft guidance regarding establishing and implementing a recall plan under 21 CFR 117.139, the provision of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (PC Human ...

October 2, 2019

Boards and CEOs at companies of all sizes operating around the world list cybersecurity as one of the top concerns keeping them up at night. Cyber threats are in the news on a daily basis and we hear about data breaches all the time. But our practice often helps clients respond to cyber incidents that are much broader than data breaches; they range from small ...

October 2, 2019, Covington Alert

FDA hosted a public meeting on September 27, 2019 entitled “Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization.” The purpose of the meeting was to discuss changes FDA could make across food standards to afford manufacturers greater flexibility and to facilitate innovation.

October 2, 2019, Covington Alert

On September 26, 2019, staff from the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on the agency’s experience with “Made in the USA” claims. The program consisted of a series of panel discussions between staff and representatives from the business and consumer advocacy communities. The workshop followed the Commission’s pledge ...