New York State Proposes Biometric Privacy Law

New York State legislators have proposed a private right to action with Assembly Bill 27–a proposed amendment to New York’s General Business Law (GBL). This amendment–also called the Biometric Privacy Act (BPA) –would allow consumers to sue companies for improperly collecting or using certain biometric data. Here’s our analysis:  What Qualifies As Biometric Data?  BPA takes…
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2020 News in Review

Week Ending December 28  ICO Warns SolarWinds Victims to Report Breaches  The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a warning to organizations compromised by the SolarWinds breach. The breach, which was carried out by Russian hackers, affected more than 18000 organizations worldwide. ICO requires UK data controllers subject to NIS regulations to report…
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Consumer Data Protection

Should Consumers Have Full Control Over Their Data?

Balancing the risks and benefits of data has become part of everyday life–for individuals and businesses alike. While the “data explosion” has done wonders for personalization, it has also opened the doors to exploitation, discrimination and the invasion of privacy. When looking at data from a corporate governance perspective, it is easy to forget the…
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2020 Privacy Predictions

Opinion: Privacy Predictions for 2020

The evolution of privacy requirements and risks has progressed at lightning speed; we’re a far cry from listing “dumpster diving” as a critical risk in exposing personally identifiable information (PII) as we did 20 years ago. Paper shredding may still have its place in security protocols for now, but today, the rapid advancement of technology…
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