How Strong Is Virginia’s New Privacy Law?

On March 2, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) into law, making Virginia the third U.S. state to pass its own data privacy regulations. The CDPA, which will take effect in 2023, is generally viewed as less robust than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which passed in 2018. As […]

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U.S. Copyright Office Final Rule – Recording Notices of Termination

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Kavya Rallabhandi

The multi-year modernization initiative of the U.S. Copyright Office (“Office”) includes updating rules and practices for recording notices of termination to improve the efficiency while also easing authors’ burden of complying with the complex statutory and regulatory formalities required to reclaim ownership of their works. The Office launched an online electronic system pilot program in […]

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Protecting Privacy: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Data Privacy Breaches

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Kavya Rallabhandi

Picture yourself waking up on a Saturday morning to the smell of coffee and breakfast. As you tumble downstairs to pour yourself a cup, you notice a pile of mail on the kitchen counter and start rifling through. One envelope in particular, labeled CONFIDENTIAL in all capital letters, catches your eye. As you read the […]

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