Privacy Shield

A New Framework for a Post-Privacy Shield Era

Since the Schrems 2.0 case ended the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, the companies that relied on the framework to transfer data between Europe and the U.S. have been left wondering what to do next. Can companies still rely on Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for data transfers? If not, what alternatives do they have? The European…
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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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Data Protection Officer

The Role of a Data Protection Officer

Privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, more recently, Dubai’s Data Processing Law (DPL 2020) make it mandatory for organizations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Under GDPR, a DPO is required for any organization that consistently monitors EU-based data subjects on a large scale. This might exclude smaller…
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OCC And Capitol One

OCC Fines Capital One: Key Takeaways

Last year, Capital One experienced one of the largest-ever data breaches of a bank, when a hacker–Paige Thompson–got her hands on the personal information of over 106 million customers and applicants via a misconfigured AWS server. Now, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has hit the bank with a whopping $80 million…
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Third Party Risk Management

How to Manage Third-Party Risk With Increased Number of Remote Workers

Any compliance officer knows the importance of third-party risk management (TPRM)–and that keeping vendors in compliance with data privacy and protection laws is a continuous process. But, since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced most businesses to work remotely, overseeing vendor compliance has become much more difficult due to lack of a centralized operation. That’s in…
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EasyJet Hack

Breaking Down the EasyJet Hack

Earlier this month, European budget airline EasyJet was hacked. In a “highly sophisticated attack,” 9 million customers had personal information, including email addresses and travel itineraries, compromised. And 2,208 customers had their credit card information stolen. The attack has left many customers “in limbo”, with many questioning how a company that claimed to comply with…
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Privacy Cage

Privacy Cages: The End of Data Privacy Laws? 

Evervault, a Dublin-based data privacy company has raised $16 million in its Series A funding round led by Index Ventures. This takes the total raised by the company to $19 million, giving it crucial resources to “build the API (application programming interface) for data privacy.” The company, founded by Shane Curran, has a simple manifesto:…
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