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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Michigan Data Privacy Laws

Michigan’s Data Privacy Ballot Measure Passes

Though much of the attention has gone to California’s recent data privacy ballot measure, Michigan also presented significant legislation to its voters this past November 3. And voters answered with a resounding yes. The approval of Proposal (Prop) 2–an amendment to Michigan’s state constitution–requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before seizing any electronic data.…
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Private Right Of Action Controversy

Washington State Data Privacy Bill Dies: Private Right of Action At Issue

For the second year in a row, the State of Washington has failed to pass a data privacy law. In 2019, the state proposed legislation which passed the senate with a 46-1 vote but died in the house. Senator Reuven Carlyle (D) came back in 2020 with a revised bill. As ADCG previously reported, the…
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Biometric Data And Privacy

Proceed With Caution When Collecting Biometric Data

On December 30, 2019, Illinois-based staffing firm, LCV Staffing, was hit with a lawsuit following the collection of fingerprints. The suit involves two of the firm’s former employees, Johnnie Taylor and John Shields, who claim that the company collected and stored employees’ fingerprints without notifying them that their information would be retained – a violation…
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