Cybersecurity

How Cybersecurity Frameworks Can Protect Your Organization (Even in the Event of a Breach)

It’s certainly no secret how damaging data breaches can be for organizations today. And if lost revenue and a tarnished reputation aren’t enough to make you want to act, your organization could face punitive damages if you fail to protect…

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Data Privacy

New Data Protection Agencies are Forthcoming

When we think about data privacy legislation, we usually think about rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices. However, not every data privacy bill on the Senate floor is concerned with telling businesses how to handle their data. A handful of…

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Data Privacy Bills

Three Data Privacy Bills to Watch

Staying on top of privacy legislation requires consistent effort. It’s overwhelming enough to keep track of the bills that do pass, but if you ignore proposed bills you risk being blindsided. Nobody wants to suddenly learn that they have insufficient time to adjust to a new piece of regulation. That being said, if keeping up…
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Third Party

How India’s DEPA Framework Uses Software to Empower Privacy Compliance

As detailed as laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) are, there is no one-size-fits-all framework for data privacy. You may know the rules, but how do you make sure you and the rest of your organization are following them? More specifically, how do you implement privacy-focused…
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Privacy Laws

Uniform Law Commission Approves Template for State Privacy Laws 

Last month, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonpartisan coalition of U.S. legal professionals, released a framework from which states can design privacy laws.  The framework, called the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act (UPDPA), has been in development since 2019, and governs how organizations handle U.S. citizens’ sensitive personal data. The framework, or model bill,…
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Data Privacy

Maryland Governor Creates Privacy Officer Roles  

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took steps to improve his state’s data privacy practices last week.  In two executive orders, the governor established the roles of State Chief Data Officer (SCDO) and State Chief Privacy Officer (SCPO). Though the positions have not been filled yet, Maryland’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chip Stewart, told Government Technology that…
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Data Privacy

Singapore’s New Data Laws Lend a Competitive Advantage

Singapore has consistently kept abreast of changing data privacy laws over the past decade. Now, its Personal Data Protection Commission has updated data privacy protection laws to give itself broader enforcement power and mandate breach notifications. And notably, intentional and accidental mishandling of data will now be categorized as a criminal offense in Singapore.   Other…
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Cybersecurity

US Customs and Border Patrol Falls Short in Data Protection 

A July 15 report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General reveals inadequate cybersecurity measures taken by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The report assessed the period between July 2017 and December 2019, and found that the personal data of over 10 million U.S. and Canadian travelers using the Mobile Passport…
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SCC

How to Comply With the EU’s New SCC Framework

Since the Schrems 2.0 decision, any organization involved in the international transfer of personal data between the EU and America has been eagerly awaiting a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). In short, the SCCs previously used for such transfers were written before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so…
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