By Kristine Argentine

Seyfarth Synopsis: Anyone following trends in consumer class action litigation will know that consumer privacy was a primary focus of the plaintiff’s bar in 2023. And there are no signs this uptick in consumer privacy claims is slowing any time soon. Although the claims center around use of tracking technology or analytics functions on consumer facing

Continue Reading Is the Video Privacy Protection Act Losing its Allure?

By Kristine Argentine

Seyfarth Synopsis: With so many companies being hauled into court in California based on claims that the functionalities on their website and use of service providers for marketing or analytics purposes violate consumer privacy rights, it is important to exhaust all possible defenses available to defendants. Late last year, the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling upholding a

Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Opinion Supports Personal Jurisdiction Defense for Interactive Websites

By Yana Komsitsky and Neeka Hodaie

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Seyfarth is pleased to offer this Masterclass, hosted by Lexology, which is designed to familiarize in-house counsel and privacy professionals, in

Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar! How to Comply with and Unpack the Wide Reach of Washington’s My Health My Data Act

By Emily A. Dorner and Karla Grossenbacher,

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers need to be aware of the significant changes that are on the horizon when the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) becomes operative on January 1, 2023. 

By way of background, in November of 2021, California residents voted to pass the CPRA, which affords California consumers heightened rights and
Continue Reading California Privacy Rights Act: Big Changes For Employers With Employees in California In 2023

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 5, 2021, Seyfarth Shaw hosted a webinar entitled Passport to Normalcy: The Opportunities and Risks for Businesses in COVID Passports.

Speakers included: Andrea Serra, Project Lead with the World Economic Forum’s Mobility team, Marc Freedman, Vice President of Employment Policy with the Chamber of Commerce, Loren Gesinsky, Labor & Employment Partner with Seyfarth Shaw
Continue Reading Passport to Normalcy: The Opportunities and Risks for Businesses in COVID Passports

By Kevin Young and Anne Dana

Seyfarth Synopsis: Similar to mask mandates, COVID-19 passports—a means to prove one’s vaccination status—are becoming a political lightning rod in the United States. Where states like New York have viewed such passports as a viable tool for promoting safe in-person interactions, others, like Florida and Texas, have viewed them as an affront to privacy
Continue Reading Passport Rejected — A New Twist in the COVID-19 Passport Chapter

By Loren Gesinsky and Julia Gorham

Seyfarth Synopsis: For many private employers around the world, it might be too soon to know what COVID-19 passports, if any, they will recognize, encourage, or even require. They see far more risks than benefits in being early adopters given fast-evolving variations in infections, the availability of tests and vaccines, government guidance and
Continue Reading Early-Stage COVID-19 Passport Considerations for Employers

By Anne Dana, Loren Gesinsky, Julia Gorham, John Tomaszewski, and Kevin Young

Seyfarth Synopsis: “I can’t wait for things to return to normal.” We’ve all heard (and most of us have spoken) those words since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. Now, as the employer community inches closer to the time we longed
Continue Reading Legal Update: The Road to “Normal” is Filled With…COVID Passports?

By Tracy M. Billows, Benjamin J. Conley, Erin Dougherty Foley, Sara Eber Fowler, Jason Priebe, Michael Rechtin, Suzanne L. Saxman, Ryan M. Tilot, Jordan P. Vick, and Kevin A. Woolf

Seyfarth Synopsis: Please join us at our Chicago Willis Tower office on Thursday, December 6th, for breakfast along with a
Continue Reading Seyfarth Legal Forum and CLE: 2018 Highlights and a Look Ahead to 2019

Seyfarth Synopsis: Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. 

As we begin the traditional start of the holiday season and before the crush of the end of the year is upon us, we wanted to take a moment to thank you – the readers of the Employment Law Lookout Blog – for your loyal readership and feedback.  We strive to
Continue Reading Thankful (and Bonus Social Media Privacy Legislation Desktop Reference)