Democrats Release Their Own COVID-19 Privacy Legislation

Following the Republican-sponsored COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act of 2019, Democratic legislators recently introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Mark Warner of Connecticut and Virginia, respectively, and a group of Democratic Representatives, including Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Anna Eshoo of California, introduced the measure.

Texting in Virginia? Not Just for Lovers: Telemarketing Law Amendments Effective July 1

The Virginia Governor recently signed into law amendments to the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act that significantly increase the exposure of businesses that place marketing calls or text messages to Virginia residents.

The amendments take effect July 1, 2020, and address four topics: (1) the definition of a telephone solicitation call,” (2) caller identification, (3) the private right of action, and (4) Attorney General enforcement.

TCPA Tracker - May 2020

Our TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) Tracker Newsletter is produced as a collaborative effort between Kelley Drye’s LitigationAdvertising/Privacy and Communications practices to help you stay current on TCPA (and related) matters, case developments and provide an updated comprehensive summary of TCPA petitions pending before the FCC. Sign up here for the TCPA Tracker and other Kelley Drye email communications tailored to your interests. 

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Milk from Nuts. Burgers from Soybeans. Can the States Regulate What You Call Them?

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Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Speech


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This year, in conjunction with the launch of the Advertising and Privacy Law Resource Center, we have been holding a series of webinars:

Labor and Employment

Our Labor and Employment practice presented a two-part series Getting Back to Work,” to guide employers through the snares of legal, logistical and practical considerations as the nation returns to work. 


In addition to the webinars mentioned above, Kelley Drye is making the following COVID-19 resources available: 


Kelley Drye’s COVID-19 Response Resource Center is a dedicated source that provides guidance and addresses questions about legal and business concerns arising from the Coronavirus outbreak.​ Our priority is to closely monitor and track developments to help you stay informed, so that you can respond to the shifting landscape. To receive Kelley Drye’s updates on COVID-19 legal issues, sign up here.


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As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly unfolds, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been active to keep communications services available through various waivers, extensions, and other regulatory relief. Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group is tracking these actions and what they mean for communications service providers and their customers. CommLaw Monitor will provide regular updates to its analysis of the latest regulatory and legislative actions impacting your business and the communications industry. Click on the COVID-19” blog category for previous updates. If you have any urgent questions, please contact your usual Kelley Drye attorney or any member of the Communications Practice Group.


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