Privacy and Data Security Resources

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State Privacy Laws CCPA Privacy Rules of the Road Data Security Data Breach

State Privacy Laws Guidebook

Five state privacy laws take effect in 2023: the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which amended the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), as well as consumer privacy laws in Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia. All five laws draw inspiration from both the CCPA and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but differ in a range of ways. This Guidebook helps organizations to master those differences by describing how the laws developed, providing an overview of each state’s privacy law, identifying the threshold requirements for becoming subject to each law, providing visual summaries of how key requirements and definitions vary by state, and identifying both the entities tasked with enforcing the laws and the penalties associated with noncompliance.

California Consumer Privacy Act Guide


Venable’s CCPA Guide serves as an authoritative look back at the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which had a July 1, 2020 enforcement date. In addition to summarizing the law’s provisions, the CCPA Guide provides key points regarding compliance and answers to important questions about the law’s terms. The CCPA Guide also includes a chart comparing and contrasting the CCPA with the GDPR, a CCPA "FAQ," and an annotated version of the CCPA’s text that is reformatted and organized by topic.

Privacy Rules of the Road: A Guidebook to FTC Cases

Privacy Rules of the Road

Explore more than 25 years of FTC Section 5 privacy enforcement actions, starting with the Commission’s first Internet privacy case, GeoCities, and proceeding through to recent cases handled by the current Commission. Regardless of the regulatory changes yet to come, this casebook summarizing the FTC’s major privacy enforcement actions provides an overview of how federal privacy enforcement actions have evolved.

Coming Soon! Data Security Rules of the Road: A Guidebook to FTC Cases

Data Security

If the FTC’s data security consent decrees constitute the raw material for constructing a data security program, then Data Security Rules of the Road is the architectural blueprint for understanding how the pieces fit together. Through the lens of Venable’s experienced attorneys, the book guides readers in identifying the security practices that best approximate the FTC’s “reasonable and appropriate” security standards as they incorporate applicable lessons into their own security programs.


Coming Soon! Data Breach Notification Law Handbook

Data Breach

In this forthcoming third edition of Venable’s popular Data Breach Notification Law Handbook, we examine nearly ten years of updates to data breach notification laws that have been enacted since the first edition was published in 2014. This guide will help organizations prepare for and respond to data security incidents as they arise.