News Alerts and Breach Report for May 26, 2022

NAAG Launches Cybersecurity Resource Center Last week the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced a new initiative focused on cybersecurity. The NAAG Center on Cyber and Technology (CyTech) joins other NAAG centers focused on key public interests, and will…

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News and Alerts for April 19, 2022

Virginia Passes Amendments to VCDPA Governor Glenn Young of Virginia last week approved three amendments to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). The first amendment, H 381, creates an exemption to consumers’ right to delete, and will allow data…

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Why Organizations Need to Start Implementing Data Minimization

When the European Union (EU) enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 2, 2018, the world was introduced to the concept of data minimization. According to Article 5 of the GDPR, data minimization means “personal data shall be…

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Privacy

Senate Hearing on Promoting Competition and Privacy in the Tech Sector: Two Hearings in One?

On December 7, 2021, the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth conducted a hearing on “promoting competition, growth, and privacy protection in the technology sector.” The hearing could have been conducted using a split-screen format, since one group of Senators and witnesses focused on anti-competitive behavior by the tech giants and…
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NIST

NIST Publishes Draft Security Criteria for Consumer Software

Consumer software providers will soon have the option to label their software as compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards for software security. On November 1, 2021, NIST published its initial draft of this standard in a white paper titled “DRAFT Baseline Criteria for Consumer Software Cybersecurity Labeling” (the White Paper). The…
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ISP

FTC Report Reveals ISP Data Privacy Failures

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a report on the privacy practices of internet service providers (ISPs). The report is based on material provided by the United States’ six largest ISPs – AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Charter Communications Operating, Xfinity, T-Mobile, and Google Fiber. These ISPs comprise approximately 99 percent of the mobile internet market.…
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