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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What We Can Learn From the SolarWinds Breach

SolarWinds, a network management software company, found itself the direct victim of an insidious malware breach last week that had been in the works for months. The hack involved the installation of malware onto an updated version of their software,…

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New Zealand’s Data Privacy Law Now Effective

On December 1, New Zealand’s new data privacy law took effect.  The Privacy Act 2020 impacts every organization with a physical or virtual presence in New Zealand. Any offshore organization that collects data from New Zealanders must comply.  This marks the suspension of 1993’s Privacy Act and puts the pressure on organizations to handle data…
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Data Rights Management

Why 83 Percent of Financial Organizations Plan to Invest in Data Rights Management

There’s no question that global data privacy legislation is in a state of flux. Europe, California and Brazil have all recently passed legislation granting consumers certain data rights. With consumers around the world submitting requests to correct, access, and delete personal information, data collectors are acclimating to a more restricted future. There’s a lot of…
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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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