New State Privacy Laws Effective in 2023: Get Ready For the Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah Privacy Laws

Written by Susan Kohn Ross, Lucy Holmes Plovnick, and Stacey Chuvaieva Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah have enacted comprehensive state privacy laws that will become effective in 2023.  The Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”) and the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (“CTDPA”) both go into effect on July 1, 2023. The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (the “UCPA”) becomes effective on December 31, 2023.  The UCPA, CTDPA, and CPA … Continue reading New State Privacy Laws Effective in 2023: Get Ready For the Colorado, Connecticut, and Utah Privacy Laws

Getting Ready For Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

Written by Susan Kohn Ross, Lucy Holmes Plovnick, and Stacey Chuvaieva On November 21, 2022 we reported about the changes taking place to California’s Consumer Privacy Act (here) which are effective January 1, 2023. In this Alert, we turn to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) which takes effect on January 1, 2023. Inspired by the European GDPR, Virginia’s state privacy law aligns with its … Continue reading Getting Ready For Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA)

The CPRA and Recent Privacy Patchwork

Written by Susan Kohn Ross, Lucy Holmes Plovnick, and Stacey Chuvaieva While the U.S. still does not have a federal privacy law, the laws in various states are changing. California was, of course, first, and even its law has changed. Following in 2023 are privacy laws in Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut and Utah. January 1, 2023 is the compliance date for the California Privacy Rights Act … Continue reading The CPRA and Recent Privacy Patchwork

Recent China 301 Activities – USTR Questions Released

Written by Susan Kohn Ross Updated 5:30pm PST, November 8, 2022. The 301 litigation at the Court of International Trade remains pending. The Government has filed its “Reply to comments on [R]emand [Determination]” responding to comments filed by Plaintiffs. Thereafter, Plaintiff’s will file their reply which is due by December 5, 2022. Once that filing takes place, the three judge panel will let litigants know … Continue reading Recent China 301 Activities – USTR Questions Released

China Tariffs Continue – Per USTR

Written by Susan Kohn Ross One of the hopes of the trade community when the Biden Administration was sworn in was that “something” would be done about the China 301 tariffs. To this point, there are no changes. In fact, while there was optimism at the outset, the reality is that no one in D.C. has a “better” vehicle for trying to rein in China’s … Continue reading China Tariffs Continue – Per USTR

Forced Labor Rules Published – What Do They Mean For Importers?

Written by Susan Kohn Ross When the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act  (the “Act”) was signed into law in December 2021, many international traders looked at it and quickly realized a very high bar had been set for compliance, and that the impact on many U.S. companies would be significant, as well as negative. The hope was the mandated report to Congress would help clarify … Continue reading Forced Labor Rules Published – What Do They Mean For Importers?

Are You Sure Your Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy Are Enforceable? Maybe Not!

Written by Susan Kohn Ross and Lucy Holmes Plovnick One of the many challenges facing companies that do business on line is taking the steps necessary to make sure their website terms of service and privacy policies (and any other terms and conditions) are enforceable to the greatest extent possible in case of a dispute with their customers/users. There is no specific formula to follow, … Continue reading Are You Sure Your Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy Are Enforceable? Maybe Not!

China Tariff – 301 Update

Written by Susan Kohn Ross In discussing the current state of the 301 tariffs, the first place to start is with the pending litigation. There, the Government has filed its cross-motion to dismiss responding to what plaintiffs had previously argued. The next step is for the panel of judges assigned to these 3800+ cases to decide if they will order oral argument or decide the … Continue reading China Tariff – 301 Update

Customs and Border Protection’s Newest Modernization Efforts –  What Is 21CCF?

Written by Susan Kohn Ross Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) is in the process of reimaging how it will operate in the future. This effort has been dubbed 21CCF.  At the same time CBP has been developing its recommendations, a national coalition of trade associations has been formed to discuss the very same topic – what should CBP look like in the future? The coalition … Continue reading Customs and Border Protection’s Newest Modernization Efforts –  What Is 21CCF?

Is Your Computer System Safe from Internal Misuse?

Written by Susan Kohn Ross and Stephen C. Franz On June 3, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Van Buren v. U.S., No. 19-783. The issue for the Court was relatively straight forward – did a police officer with authorized access to his department’s license-plate database exceed his authorized access when he was given money to run a license plate and shared the results … Continue reading Is Your Computer System Safe from Internal Misuse?