NIST Privacy Framework

NIST Releases a Blueprint for Achieving Compliance With Data Privacy Laws

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been in effect for just over a month, and with updates already in the works, it is already facing pushback. Many companies are finding it difficult to craft a universally-compliant data privacy policy, especially because there are very few examples of data privacy policies that are flexible enough…
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Data Fiduciary

The Data Fiduciary and Escalating Privacy Standards

It’s no secret that consumers worldwide have been disquieted by major data breach scandals in recent years. In the absence of federal legislation, many states have acted to draft their own standards. New York’s SHIELD act and California’s CCPA, have paved the way for other states to enact strict and sweeping legislation that requires companies…
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Schrems 2.0: What it Means for EU-US Data Transfers and the Future of the Privacy Shield

Schrems 2.0 is a court case with a complex history. It all began when an Austrian privacy activist, Max Schrems, filed a formal complaint against Facebook back in 2013. This original filing-–Schrems 1.0–was brought to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and alleged that Facebook violated the rights of EU citizens by sharing and transferring their…
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GLB And The CCPA

No Exemptions: Banks Need to Comply With the CCPA and the GLBA

Many financial organizations are under the impression that they are not required to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) because their data privacy practices are already regulated by several state and local laws, including the California Financial Information Privacy Act (CalFIPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)…
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Equifax Breach Settled

Equifax Breach Settled: Historic Settlement Approved in Equifax Case

Most remember the headlines on Sept. 7, 2017, when Equifax announced that a massive data breach had exposed the personally identifiable information of more than 147 million consumers. To compensate those affected by the data breach, a class-action lawsuit was filed in November 2017, and just recently concluded. On Jan. 13, 2020, US District Judge…
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Data Privacy Artificial Intelligence

ICO (UK) and Turing Institute Publish Draft Guidance on Explaining Artificial Intelligence Decisions

Artificial intelligence – technology that makes decisions in a way that mimics human decision-making, but with much larger and more complex sets of data – has the ability to transform nearly every aspect of modern life. In many ways it already has. From teaching cars how to self-pilot to helping banks identify money laundering schemes,…
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The Author of CCPA is Ready for Another Fight

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) just took effect on Jan. 1, 2020, but a movement to amend and strengthen the act is already underway. The California Privacy Rights Act or CPRA seeks to expand CCPA’s current provisions. Led by the CCPA’s original author, Alastair Mactaggart, the ballot initiative would strengthen CCPA with new and…
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Proceed With Caution When Collecting Biometric Data

On December 30, 2019, Illinois-based staffing firm, LCV Staffing, was hit with a lawsuit following the collection of fingerprints. The suit involves two of the firm’s former employees, Johnnie Taylor and John Shields, who claim that the company collected and stored employees’ fingerprints without notifying them that their information would be retained – a violation…
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