Privacy

U.S. Privacy Law: Past, Present and Future

Privacy law is a hot topic for legislatures in the United States at both the state and federal levels. With the advent of influential laws from international governments, including the European Union, the lack of significant privacy regulation in the U.S. has become glaringly apparent. In this article, we discuss the history of privacy regulation…
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Privacy

Data Privacy Update Q3 2021

In our latest update of the data privacy landscape, we look at legislative developments in Virginia, Colorado, New York, and China, and we offer insights on current trends affecting how businesses approach data privacy readiness and governance. New and noteworthy Virginia’s VCDPA Virginia has become the second U.S. state (after California) to enact a broad, multiple-rights…
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Why Data Security and Legal Should Be Friends

Within a corporation, teams jockey for resources and promote their roles within the enterprise. It sometimes seems like important parts of the company are working at cross-purposes. Marketing wants the freedom to make promises and compliance holds them back. Production needs a hiring spree and finance says “no.” IT finds the new systems demanded by…
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Privacy

Senate Hearings Call for Creation of New Data Privacy Bureau

On Wednesday, September 29, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on data privacy titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy.” The issue of data privacy is of particular interest to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Committee Chair, who introduced the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) in 2019. Much of the testimony revolved…
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Data Governance

The Ultimate Guide to Data Governance

The world of data management and analytics has come a long way since 1970, the year IBM mathematician Edgar F Codd introduced his “relational database” framework. A precursor to modern data lakes and other data management systems, it was the first to store information in a hierarchical format and make data easily accessible to anyone,…
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NIST

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework – Govern Function

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework is a widely known control set used to assist organizations in identifying privacy risks within their business environment and allocating resources to mitigate these risks. Our team previously published an article outlining the best ways to leverage the NIST Privacy (NIST-P) Framework to assess data privacy posture,…
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NIST

Implementing the NIST Privacy Framework – Identify Function

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework, published in January 2020, is quickly becoming the mainstream control set for organizations to align with when assessing their data privacy posture, developing readiness roadmaps, and maturing their privacy program. We have previously written about how the controls in the NIST Privacy can be mapped to…
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Data Security

The Impact of Data Security Incident Trends on Commercial Transactions

The 2021 edition of BakerHostetler’s annual Data Security Incident Response Report – a report based on the firm’s experience with data security incident response and litigation over the past year – features a number of important insights previously covered on this blog including trends in global breach notification, healthcare industry risks and ransomware. The Report is a helpful tool for companies…
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