Do Californians use CCPA to protect their privacy?

Californians regularly opt-out of companies selling their personal information, with “Do-not-sell” being the most common CCPA right exercised, happening nearly 50% of the time over access and deletion requests, DataGrail’s Mid-Year CCPA Trends Re… Continue reading Do Californians use CCPA to protect their privacy?

Pennsylvania bill requiring state agencies to notify individuals of breaches within seven day approved

Times Observer reports: The Senate Communications & Technology Committee approved a bill requiring timely public notification when a security breach compromises personal information, according to Senator Dan Laughlin, prime sponsor of the bill. Sen… Continue reading Pennsylvania bill requiring state agencies to notify individuals of breaches within seven day approved

HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates Need an IT Asset Inventory List, OCR Recommends

Joseph J. Lazzarotti and Maya Atrakchi  of JacksonLewis write: Last week, in its Cybersecurity Summer Newsletter, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) published best practices for creating an IT asset inventory list to assist healthcare providers and busin… Continue reading HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates Need an IT Asset Inventory List, OCR Recommends

What Is the EU Cybersecurity Act and What Does It Mean for US-Based Businesses?

During the previous weeks, we provided a thorough overview of the EU NIS Directive, focusing on the Operators of Essential Systems (OES), the Digital Service Providers (DSP) and the compliance frameworks. Our review of the EU cybersecurity policy and s… Continue reading What Is the EU Cybersecurity Act and What Does It Mean for US-Based Businesses?

Data protection critical to keeping customers coming back for more

Although consumers remain concerned about sharing personal data with companies, the results of a Privitar survey highlight an opportunity for businesses to take a leadership role and build brand loyalty by protecting their customers. The report found t… Continue reading Data protection critical to keeping customers coming back for more

Ad Industry Opposes FTC’s Proposed Security Regulations For Financial Institutions

Wendy Davis reports: The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed changes to security regulations for financial institutions could also affect a broad swath of non-financial companies — including ad agencies, social networks, lead generators and… Continue reading Ad Industry Opposes FTC’s Proposed Security Regulations For Financial Institutions

Germany Prepares New Law for Patient Data Protection and Increased Digitalisation in Healthcare and for “Data Donations” for Research Purposes

Dr. Adem Koyuncu and Valerie Mei of Covington & Burling write: On 3 July 2020, the German parliament passed a draft bill (German language) for patient data protection and for more digitalisation in the German healthcare system (Patientendaten-Schut… Continue reading Germany Prepares New Law for Patient Data Protection and Increased Digitalisation in Healthcare and for “Data Donations” for Research Purposes

Atlassian says encryption-busting law has damaged Australia’s tech reputation

Asha Barbaschow reports: Atlassian believes Australia’s encryption-busting legislation continues to have a negative impact on the country’s technology sector, both from the perspective of partnering with an Australian company and attracting… Continue reading Atlassian says encryption-busting law has damaged Australia’s tech reputation

Stop Bad Laws Before They Start

With everything else going on this summer, you might be forgiven for not keeping abreast of new proposed regulatory frameworks, but if you’re interested in software-defined radio (SDR) or even reflashing your WiFi router, you should. Right now, there’s a proposal to essentially prevent you from flashing your own firmware/software …read more

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