The Biggest Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments Of 2019

By Allison Grande (December 20, 2019, 1:25 PM EST) -- The past year brought a wealth of changes in the privacy and cybersecurity landscape, including the proliferation of laws around the world dictating how companies can use and share consumer data and mounting uncertainty about what harm needs to be alleged to back up privacy and data security claims. 

Following a year in which the European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation went live and California lawmakers moved to enact the nation's first comprehensive consumer privacy rules, the past 12 months marked a "period of enlightenment" for many companies, according to Baker Botts LLP special counsel Cynthia Cole.

"2019 was the...

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