Privacy

U.S. Privacy Law: Past, Present and Future

Privacy law is a hot topic for legislatures in the United States at both the state and federal levels. With the advent of influential laws from international governments, including the European Union, the lack of significant privacy regulation in the U.S. has become glaringly apparent. In this article, we discuss the history of privacy regulation…
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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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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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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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CANADA PROPOSED NEW DATA PRIVACY LEGISLATION

Canada Proposes New Data Privacy Legislation

It’s been a busy year for privacy legislation. California voted to expand the scope of personal information, the EU put limits on data transfers to the United States, and Brazil unveiled a law that, among other things, calls for companies to hire a Data Protection Officer.  Since 2000, data privacy in Canada’s private sector has…
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GCPR And CCPA Enforcement

Unforgiving GDPR Enforcement Sets the Tone for CCPA Enforcement

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are fully-enforceable (CCPA enforcement started July 1), most of the Western world is subject to some pretty serious data privacy standards. But with any law, there’s a difference between what’s written in the rule book, and a governing body’s endgame…
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Data Encryption

Current Industry Regulations for Data Encryption: Are You Up to Date?

Though data is an incredibly valuable resource, more data generally means more responsibility. A larger amount of data presents a larger attack surface for hackers to target through cyberattacks. Encryption, the act of translating data into a new form that is undecipherable without a special key, is an impactful method of avoiding these issues and…
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