Maine’s web privateness legislation has survived its first problem from web service suppliers earlier this month. As we beforehand mentioned, right here, this legislation prohibits the sale of sure details about clients’ web use by web service suppliers and went into impact on July 1, 2020.
The Plaintiffs, made up of a number of commerce associations that signify web service suppliers who present service in Maine, filed a Movement for Judgment on the Pleadings alleging that the statute is unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, is unconstitutionally void for vagueness, and is preempted by federal legislation. Defendant, Maine’s Lawyer Basic, Aaron Frey, filed a Cross Movement for Judgment on the Pleadings looking for judgment on the Plaintiffs’ preemption declare.
The courtroom denied the Plaintiffs’ movement and granted the Defendant’s movement to dismiss the preemption claims, discovering, partially, that Maine’s web privateness legislation is an train of state regulatory authority that’s anticipated by federal legislation.
Placing it Into Apply: The Maine web privateness legislation is in impact and has survived its first problem. This case is a reminder that web service suppliers ought to evaluation their shopper data sharing practices in the event that they haven’t completed so already.
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