Consumer Data

Deleting Data: A Guide

Of the many consumer rights established by the ever-expanding crop of data privacy legislation, the right to deletion is one of the ones you’ll see the most. Although different laws may have slightly different variations of the right, the general sentiment remains consistent – consumers have the right to have their personal data deleted from…
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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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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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GCPR And CCPA Enforcement

Unforgiving GDPR Enforcement Sets the Tone for CCPA Enforcement

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are fully-enforceable (CCPA enforcement started July 1), most of the Western world is subject to some pretty serious data privacy standards. But with any law, there’s a difference between what’s written in the rule book, and a governing body’s endgame…
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Data Encryption

Current Industry Regulations for Data Encryption: Are You Up to Date?

Though data is an incredibly valuable resource, more data generally means more responsibility. A larger amount of data presents a larger attack surface for hackers to target through cyberattacks. Encryption, the act of translating data into a new form that is undecipherable without a special key, is an impactful method of avoiding these issues and…
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CCPA Enforcement

CCPA to be Enforced July 1: How Businesses Need to Prepare.

Much has changed due to the Covid-19 crisis. But one thing that’s remained unchanged is the California Attorney General’s plan to begin enforcing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on July 1. With everything business leaders have to worry about right now, CCPA regulations can easily become an afterthought. After all, why worry about data…
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Compliance Guide: CCPA And The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Compliance Guide: CCPA and The Telephone Consumer Protection Act

The cold call has been around for a very long time as a marketing strategy. But more recently, automated testing has become a popular alternative. More than 76 percent of US consumers have received texts from a business, and according to recent reports, many of those consumers responded positively to being texted. That’s probably why…
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Clearview AI Breach Major Blow For Data Privacy

Clearview AI Breach Raises Questions About Data Privacy Compliance

Clearview AI, a facial recognition app the New York Times claimed “might end privacy as we know it,” has taken a massive step towards fulfilling that prophecy. Recently, the controversial New York-based company experienced a major data breach, with hackers leaking the company’s entire customer list as well as data pertaining to the number of…
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