Month: March 2022

Utah Passes Comprehensive Privacy Law: How the UCPA Compares to Other State Privacy Laws

Utah has become the fourth state to pass comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation. The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”) into law on March 24, 2022. This Legal Update discusses the UCPA’s scope; compares it with the other state privacy laws in the areas of exemptions, data subject rights and data controller obligations; and notes important dates related to the new law.

Attorney General Garland Issues Memorandum on Freedom of Information Act Guidelines to Federal Departments and Agencies

On March 15, 2022, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland sent a memorandum to the heads of federal departments and agencies concerning Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) issues. In the memorandum, he urged departments and agencies to employ a “presumption of openness” in responding to FOIA requests.