A Guide to the Data Privacy Laws Proposed by Texas

Texas State Representative Giovani Capligrione has filed six bills related to “increasing the protection of consumer data by the private sector.”  This follows the recent passing of a state bill mandating data breaches involving more than 250 Texas residents must be reported to the Attorney General. Capligrione implies that this bill has been a step…
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A Guide to FINRA’s 2021 Compliance Goals

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently published their 2021 Report on FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Program. The report contains insights for FINRA’s regulatory operations and is designed to guide the compliance efforts of member firms. In the broadest sense, FINRA declares cybersecurity as “one of the principal operational risks facing broker-dealers,” expecting firms…
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Customer master data management (MDM): 5 steps to success

This article by Kevin Moos was originally published on May 19, 2020 by ADCG affiliate member, Logic 20/20. Many companies struggle to ensure that their data is easy to find, current, accurate and shared with only those who need it. A whopping 80% of an analyst’s time is spent solely on discovering and preparing data, according…
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How to Use New CSBS Cybersecurity Examination Tool

Any nonbank institution looking to protect against, mitigate and respond to cybersecurity threats should take advantage of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) new cybersecurity examination tool.  Unveiled during the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System Annual Conference in February, the resource is designed for state regulators to use during examinations, and for organizations to self-evaluate…
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Minnesota Proposes its Own Version of CCPA

Ever since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set the tone for state-level privacy laws, more and more states have followed suit. At the start of the year, Minnesota proposed its own data privacy bill–and yes, it’s heavily influenced by CCPA. The bill, known as HF-36,has been sent for referral to the Committee on Commerce,…
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Virginia Set to Enact Major Data Privacy Legislation

Of all the states currently in the process of enacting major privacy legislation, Virginia may be closest to the finish line. On February 5, the Senate of Virginia voted unanimously to approve the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA), with the House of Delegates voting 89-9 to approve an identical bill.  Minor amendments are expected after the…
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A Guide to New Draft SCCs–and the EDPB’s Response

Ever since the EU-US Privacy Shield was struck down in Schrems 2.o, companies have been scrambling to figure out how to safely transfer data in and out of the EU while remaining compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At this point, the general consensus is that transfers from the EU should only be…
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Data Silos

What are Data Silos? And are They Right for Your Organization?

One interpretation of the ongoing call for “data privacy” is to take every measure possible within your organization to protect personal information. Encryption, minimizing the data collected, and placing limits on retention are all crucial ways to minimize risk of exposure. That’s partly why the idea of data silos–only making certain data accessible to those…
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The Washington Privacy Act is Back in Play

It’s been a turbulent journey for the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). When initially proposed in 2019, the legislation seemed like Washington’s answer to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), establishing a stricter approach to state-level data privacy. However, the bill narrowly failed to pass in 2019, meeting the same fate when reworked in 2020. Though…
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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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