Survey of Developments in Privacy Law

The Business Lawyer

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This year’s survey of privacy law focuses on some specific areas where legislators, agencies, enforcement officials, and courts were very active as the entire landscape of privacy law continued to rapidly develop. Section II discusses biometric privacy, addressing developments involving the leading regulation on the subject in the United States—the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. Section III provides updates on regulations and case law relating to the Internet of Things. Some developments concerning surveillance and search-and-seizure law are covered in Section IV. And finally, the survey year includes the first full year of enforcement of the European Union’s landmark privacy regulation—the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Section V discusses enforcement and some of the guidance on issues surrounding the critical element of consent.

The complete article, "Survey Developments in Privacy Law" can be found in the Winter 2019-2020 issue of The Business Lawyer.