On March 16, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201), after adding a 90-page “technical corrections amendment.” The legislation will now be considered
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On Feb. 20, 2020, roughly one year after announcing its comprehensive per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) action plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a preliminary regulatory determination under
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On Nov. 5, California Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren introduced the Online Privacy Act of 2019, H.R. 4978, to balance the actual needs of businesses with users’ fair privacy rights and expectations. The proposed privacy bill seeks for the United States to adopt many of the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is effective Jan. 1, 2020, and that exist under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Below is a brief summary of the main components of the Act. A copy of the Online Privacy Act can be found here, and a section-by-section analysis by the Congresswomen can be viewed here.
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