Massachusetts Introduces Revolutionary Privacy Bill 

The Massachusetts Senate began deliberating a new privacy law this year. The Massachusetts Information Privacy Act (MIPA) could be one of the strongest data privacy laws in the United States, if passed. Representatives Andy Vargas and Dave Rogers and Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem introduced the bill, which currently sits before the Joint Committee on…
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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

Data Privacy Update Q3 2021

In our latest update of the data privacy landscape, we look at legislative developments in Virginia, Colorado, New York, and China, and we offer insights on current trends affecting how businesses approach data privacy readiness and governance. New and noteworthy Virginia’s VCDPA Virginia has become the second U.S. state (after California) to enact a broad, multiple-rights…
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Privacy

Senate Hearings Call for Creation of New Data Privacy Bureau

On Wednesday, September 29, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on data privacy titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy.” The issue of data privacy is of particular interest to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Committee Chair, who introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) in 2019. Much of the testimony revolved…
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DelBene

The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act

On March 11, 2021, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the House of Representatives’ first major privacy bill in the 117th Congress. Rep. DelBene recently joined an episode of the Association for Data and Cyber Governance’s U.S. National Privacy and Cybersecurity Podcast to discuss The Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act ( H.R. 1816 ).…
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Minnesota

Minnesota Privacy Act Unveiled

On Monday, September 27, the Minnesota legislators held a preliminary hearing on the Minnesota Consumer Data Privacy Act” (HF1492). With Colorado and Virginia passing their own privacy bills this year and numerous other states considering their own, Rep. Steve Elkins (DFL-Bloomington) says he introduced the bill to, “create a common framework of as many states…
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NIST

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework – Govern Function

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework is a widely known control set used to assist organizations in identifying privacy risks within their business environment and allocating resources to mitigate these risks. Our team previously published an article outlining the best ways to leverage the NIST Privacy (NIST-P) Framework to assess data privacy posture,…
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NIST

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework – Identify Function

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework, published in January 2020, is quickly becoming the mainstream control set for organizations to align with when assessing their data privacy posture, developing readiness roadmaps, and maturing their privacy program. We have previously written about how the controls in the NIST Privacy can be mapped to…
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Cookies

French Regulator Cracks Down on Cookies

In June, the CNIL–France’s regulatory body for data privacy and protection–issued notices of noncompliance to approximately 40 companies that had failed to align with the CNIL’s guidelines on cookies, which were adopted October 1, 2020. In a followup report issued this week, September 14, the CNIL reported that 80 percent of noncompliant companies have since…
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