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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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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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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Does Your Organization Need A Chief Privacy Officer

Does Your Organization Need a Chief Privacy Officer?

As the presence of global data privacy legislation continues to rise, so does the importance of privacy-related positions. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates that companies hire a Data Protection Officer, and related roles like Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) have also become more valued. One of the most concrete action items a…
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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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CANADA PROPOSED NEW DATA PRIVACY LEGISLATION

Canada Proposes New Data Privacy Legislation

It’s been a busy year for privacy legislation. California voted to expand the scope of personal information, the EU put limits on data transfers to the United States, and Brazil unveiled a law that, among other things, calls for companies to hire a Data Protection Officer.  Since 2000, data privacy in Canada’s private sector has…
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Why Data Trusts Are a Win-Win for Companies and Consumers

Data is imperative to many crucial business processes, like marketing, product development, fraud protection, and AI. But complying with proliferating and conflicting data privacy regulations is far from easy. And asking consumers to be responsible for making decisions about their own data privacy isn’t a solid solution.  One AI expert has proposed a solution: data…
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