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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ADCG Launches Data Privacy Law Comparison Tool

In 2018, the European Union launched its landmark data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What followed can only be described as a wave of data privacy laws that swept the globe. Legislators from California to Brazil, to New Zealand have passed some form of data privacy law with the potential to impact…
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California Proposition 24

Update: CCPA Upgrade Passes–Everything You Need to Know

Voters in California voted yes on Proposition 24 this past Election Day, November 3. The ballot measure, which creates the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA), was passed with a 56 percent majority. The law, also known as “CCPA 2.0” , which qualified for the November ballot by earning the signatures of nearly one million…
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Marketing And Data Governance CCPA And GDPR

How Marketing Teams Can Participate in Data Governance

Today’s marketing teams are collecting, storing, and processing vast amounts of customer data to make high-impact decisions and build marketing strategies. It was once believed that the more data collected the better, but this has ceased to be the case in many ways. Marketing teams need to be strategic when it comes to data collection–and…
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Zoom And Class Action

Zooming in on Cyber Governance: Key Areas to Focus On

Advisory Board Member, Jody Westby, CEO of Global Cyber Risk  LLC, authored this article which was originally published on July 14, 2020 in Forbes at this link.  Shortly after the coronavirus shutdowns began in March 2020, businesses and people across the country started using Zoom for remote working, video meetings, and keeping up with family…
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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 Anonymization

How to Anonymize Data

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement date right around the corner, lawsuits citing CCPA have already begun to emerge, and data deletion requests are piling up. Financial institutions–and other organizations–must now act immediately to comply with data privacy laws.  Of the many methods companies can use to safeguard the data in their possession,…
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Data Deletion Requests And CCPA

CCPA Deletion Requests Are Piling Up

It’s impossible to predict all of the long-term effects of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but businesses can already look to the number of data deletion requests to plot a path forward. The US privacy management firm DataGrail compiled a report on the early trends of CCPA compliance in Q1 2020. Here’s everything you…
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