Cybersecurity

How Federal Agencies are Approaching Cybersecurity Training Programs

Due in part to priorities being set by the Biden administration, many government organizations are taking steps to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity. A big part of that means implementing training programs as ways to better handle cybersecurity threats, and a handful of proposed legislations aims to do just that. With cybersecurity becoming a national…
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Data Privacy

New Data Protection Agencies are Forthcoming

When we think about data privacy legislation, we usually think about rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices. However, not every data privacy bill on the Senate floor is concerned with telling businesses how to handle their data. A handful of legislators are proposing internal structural changes within government to better-regulate the morphing issues of data…
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Data Privacy Bills

Three Data Privacy Bills to Watch

Staying on top of privacy legislation requires consistent effort. It’s overwhelming enough to keep track of the bills that do pass, but if you ignore proposed bills you risk being blindsided. Nobody wants to suddenly learn that they have insufficient time to adjust to a new piece of regulation. That being said, if keeping up…
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Third Party

How India’s DEPA Framework Uses Software to Empower Privacy Compliance

As detailed as laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) are, there is no one-size-fits-all framework for data privacy. You may know the rules, but how do you make sure you and the rest of your organization are following them? More specifically, how do you implement privacy-focused…
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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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SCC

How to Comply With the EU’s New SCC Framework

Since the Schrems 2.0 decision, any organization involved in the international transfer of personal data between the EU and America has been eagerly awaiting a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). In short, the SCCs previously used for such transfers were written before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so…
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CISA

Breaking Down CISA’s “Bad Practices” Guidance

Many cyberattacks are a product of easily preventable mistakes. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has sought to remedy this paradigm with a long-running list of best practices that’s offered organizations frameworks for important cybersecurity functions such as training, risk management, and incident response. Now, to raise awareness and put an end to certain avoidable…
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Colorado's New Privacy Law

How to Comply With Colorado’s New Privacy Law

For all the state data privacy bills that get drafted, a shockingly low amount have actually been passed into law. California and Virginia have been the only two states with privacy legislation one could call “comprehensive” – until now.  Enter Colorado. Now that Governor Jared Polis has signed the bill, the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)…
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Cybersecurity Executive Order

How to Comply With Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 12, President Joe Biden issued his 44th executive order of the year– and his first targeting cybersecurity. The executive order is primarily concerned with protecting federal networks from cybersecurity threats, with many of its requirements aimed at federal contractors. Additionally, the order functions as a call for a more generally secure cyberspace, and urges…
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