NIST

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework – Govern Function

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework is a widely known control set used to assist organizations in identifying privacy risks within their business environment and allocating resources to mitigate these risks. Our team previously published an article outlining the best ways to leverage the NIST Privacy (NIST-P) Framework to assess data privacy posture,…
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Privacy Law

Colorado Privacy Act: Another Piece to the Data Privacy Puzzle

Introduction Privacy laws have entered the compliance world by storm and are quickly changing data privacy practices. The most recent state, Colorado, passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) into law on July 7, 2021. This new act follows California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) but calls out several additional rights, actions, and policies. The CPA pulls…
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CCPA

CCPA Enforcement is Picking Up. Are you Ready?

Although the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) has been in effect since January 1, 2020 and subject to enforcement since July 1, 2020, it seemed until recently that compliance had been somewhat spotty. Well, it’s time to wake from your compliance slumbers and start paying attention because California’s new Attorney General (“AG”) Rob Bonta has…
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Privacy Laws

Uniform Law Commission Approves Template for State Privacy Laws 

Last month, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonpartisan coalition of U.S. legal professionals, released a framework from which states can design privacy laws.  The framework, called the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), has been in development since 2019, and governs how organizations handle U.S. citizens’ sensitive personal data. The framework, or model bill,…
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Consumer Data

Deleting Data: A Guide

Of the many consumer rights established by the ever-expanding crop of data privacy legislation, the right to deletion is one of the ones you’ll see the most. Although different laws may have slightly different variations of the right, the general sentiment remains consistent – consumers have the right to have their personal data deleted from…
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Ccpa UPDATES

A Guide to Recent CCPA Updates

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was established, California's privacy legislation has seen its fair share of evolutions--from the CCPA’s initial amendments to the creation of a completely new supplemental law (the California Privacy Rights Act). Now, the California…

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A Guide to FINRA’s 2021 Compliance Goals

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published their 2021 Report on FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program. The report contains insights for FINRA’s regulatory operations and is designed to guide the compliance efforts of member firms. In the broadest sense, FINRA declares cybersecurity as “one of the principal operational risks facing broker-dealers,” expecting firms…
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A Guide to Florida’s Proposed Version of CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been an influential model for other states as they draft their own data privacy legislation. Recent laws from Virginia and Minnesota closely resemble CCPA, and now Florida has made joined the movement with a new data privacy law that is strikingly similar to California’s. The bill, called HB 969, has…
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Minnesota Proposes its Own Version of CCPA

Ever since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set the tone for state-level privacy laws, more and more states have followed suit. At the start of the year, Minnesota proposed its own data privacy bill–and yes, it’s heavily influenced by CCPA. The bill, known as HF-36,has been sent for referral to the Committee on Commerce,…
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The Washington Privacy Act is Back in Play

It’s been a turbulent journey for the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). When initially proposed in 2019, the legislation seemed like Washington’s answer to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), establishing a stricter approach to state-level data privacy. However, the bill narrowly failed to pass in 2019, meeting the same fate when reworked in 2020. Though…
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