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Why Deleting Data Doesn’t Meet GDPR’s Data Destruction Guidelines

When it comes to data, there’s a fine line between deletion and destruction. Under many of the major privacy laws, organizations are obligated to “delete” or “erase” data, while consumers are granted the right to be forgotten. The problem? Deleted data isn’t really gone.  According to ZDNet, 59 percent of used or refurbished hard drives…
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How to Respond to Automated Data Subject Requests

The implementation of high-profile data laws such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have given consumers the ability to exercise previously-unheard-of rights.  This paradigm shift has left businesses and financial organizations scrambling to keep up, perhaps most notably with data access and opt-out requests–when consumers submit…
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A Guide to Florida’s Proposed Version of CCPA

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been an influential model for other states as they draft their own data privacy legislation. Recent laws from Virginia and Minnesota closely resemble CCPA, and now Florida has made joined the movement with a new data privacy law that is strikingly similar to California’s. The bill, called HB 969, has…
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EU Releases Draft Decision on UK Data Privacy Standards

Since the start of 2021, post-Brexit data relationships between the European Union and the United Kingdom have been governed by The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which established a 4-6 month temporary period where data could flow freely between the two jurisdictions.  Beyond that, the future was unclear. The grace period could have been extended…
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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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Why Your Organization Should Implement “Privacy by Design”

 Privacy by Design (PBD) the idea that organizations should design every part of their operation with data privacy in mind was popularized by the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). Any products or services that call for the processing of personal data should account for privacy from their inception and every stage of development…
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A Guide to The New Brexit Trade Agreement

The long-awaited Brexit agreement is here. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which details the conditions of the UK’s relationship with the EU, took provisional effect on January 1, 2021. The agreement’s free trade and security frameworks have many data privacy implications--here’s what you need to know. Not Many Changes…For Now  When Brexit was voted…
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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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