Implications of Biden Executive Order for Blockchain Games

U.S. Tech Law Update

 

July 6, 2022

 

By: Greg Pilarowski | Magdalene Bedi

 

I. Introduction

 

 

        On March 9, 2022, President Joe Biden issued the “Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets” (the “Biden Order”),[1] and shortly after, on May 4, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued “Executive Order N-9-22” (the “Newsom Order”, and together with the Biden Order, the “Orders”), addressing California’s approach to blockchain technology and crypto assets.[2] Both Orders, while recognizing the need for consumer and investor protection, emphasize the goal of ensuring America and California are welcoming to blockchain technology and the potential economic gains that it may foster.

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The California Privacy Protection Agency Talks Rulemaking—Are Businesses Ready for New California Data Privacy Rules?

October 4, 2021

By: Greg Pilarowski | Alexandra Ashbrook | Ziwei Zhu

  1. Introduction

On November 3, 2020, California voters passed Proposition 24 enacting the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA” or “2020 Act”).[1] The CPRA becomes effective January 1, 2023 and will be enforced by the newly created California Privacy Protection Agency and the California Attorney General starting July 1, 2023. In accordance with California privacy activists’ efforts to strengthen the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA” or “2018 Act,” with the 2020 Act the “Privacy Acts”), the 2020 Act substantively amends and expands the 2018 Act.

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Commerce Department Issues, Then Withdraws WeChat Ban Rules; Federal Court Blocks the Ban

September 21, 2020

By: Greg Pilarowski | Ryan Lee

I.        Introduction.

          On September 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the “Commerce Department”) issued unpublished rules[1] (the “WeChat Rules”) identifying the transactions prohibited by the August 6, 2020 Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by WeChat[2] (the “WeChat Order”), with such rules largely banning WeChat within the United States. The WeChat Rules Continue reading “Commerce Department Issues, Then Withdraws WeChat Ban Rules; Federal Court Blocks the Ban”

CCPA – “California’s GDPR” Finalized Just Before July 1, 2020 Enforcement Date

U.S. Tech Law Update

July 9, 2020

By: Greg Pilarowski | Alexandra Ashbrook

 I.  Introduction

       Almost a full two years after the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA” or the “Act”) was signed into law, California begins its enforcement of the CCPA on July 1, 2020.[1] The CCPA, which came into effect in the beginning of 2020, is one of a few robust state data privacy laws passed in the wake of Europe’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Section III of this U.S. Tech Law Update provides a comparative view of the GDPR and California’s finalized CCPA. Continue reading “CCPA – “California’s GDPR” Finalized Just Before July 1, 2020 Enforcement Date”

Paycheck Protection – A Practical Guide to Small Business Loan Provisions of CARES Act

U.S. Tech Law Update

April 3, 2020

By: Greg Pilarowski | Ryan Lee

  1. Introduction

          On March 27, 2020, United States President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The CARES Act,[1] passed to combat the devastating economic effects of the Continue reading “Paycheck Protection – A Practical Guide to Small Business Loan Provisions of CARES Act”

California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 – California’s GDPR?

U.S. Tech Law Update

November 6, 2018 

By: Greg Pilarowski | Case Collins | Diana Qiao

1.   Introduction.

On September 23, California’s governor Jerry Brown approved Senate Bill 1121[1] (the “Amendment”), which amends the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA” or the “Act”).[2] The CCPA was originally passed in the wake Continue reading “California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 – California’s GDPR?”

Foreign Investment Update: CFIUS Reform

September 26, 2018

By: Greg Pilarowski|Case Collins                                                                   

1. Introduction.

Amid the ongoing trade war with China, the U.S. has enacted legislation to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), which is the government authority tasked with reviewing proposed foreign Continue reading “Foreign Investment Update: CFIUS Reform”

Uniform Law Commission Approves Model Law Regulating Virtual Currency Business Activities

U.S. Tech Law Update

January 29, 2018

By: Greg Pilarowski| Tiffany J. Gilliam

1.        Introduction

In July 2017, the Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) adopted the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act (“VCB Act”) to provide a statutory framework for the regulation of virtual currency activity. Since the Continue reading “Uniform Law Commission Approves Model Law Regulating Virtual Currency Business Activities”

California’s Automatic Renewal Law Tightens Regulations on Free Trials and Online Subscriptions

U.S. Tech Law Update

January 23, 2018

By: Greg Pilarowski| Case Collins

1.  Introduction.

Over 20 states have laws regulating auto-renewal contracts, but with the recent passage of California’s Senate Bill 313,[1] one of the strictest states[2] will soon implement even more stringent regulations. The Continue reading “California’s Automatic Renewal Law Tightens Regulations on Free Trials and Online Subscriptions”