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Eye on Privacy 2018 Year in Review

January 11, 2019

As we begin 2019, it is instructive to look back at the cases and trends from 2018, many of which we anticipate will repeat in the coming year. This "Year in Review" contains all the articles from our Eye on Privacy blog ( posted in 2018. From cases about biometrics and targeting to activities by the SEC, 2018 was a busy year in privacy.

Europe’s GDPR went into effect, and several cases were brought in the latter half of 2018. Data breach litigation continued to be an active area, and many US states released updates to their breach notification laws. Some US states also joined the growing ranks of jurisdictions with data security laws; while regulators spent much time and effort bringing privacy and security related cases.

We anticipate 2019 will be a busy year for data breaches, GDPR and as companies prepare for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (effective January 2020). We also expect to see more in the biometrics and targeting space, as well as continued enforcement in the US by the FTC, SEC, as well as by regulators across the EU. We hope you find this compilation helpful as you move forward with your 2019 privacy efforts.