Data Privacy

New Data Protection Agencies are Forthcoming

When we think about data privacy legislation, we usually think about rules, regulations, guidelines and best practices. However, not every data privacy bill on the Senate floor is concerned with telling businesses how to handle their data. A handful of legislators are proposing internal structural changes within government to better-regulate the morphing issues of data…
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Pegasus

Pegasus and Privacy

Pegasus spyware, developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli company, has provoked the ire of journalists, privacy advocates, the EU, UN, and U.S. Congress following revelations that the software was used to monitor over 50,000 cell phone numbers from individuals across 50 countries. Export licenses for this military-grade software must be approved by the Israeli…
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Data Privacy Bills

Three Data Privacy Bills to Watch

Staying on top of privacy legislation requires consistent effort. It’s overwhelming enough to keep track of the bills that do pass, but if you ignore proposed bills you risk being blindsided. Nobody wants to suddenly learn that they have insufficient time to adjust to a new piece of regulation. That being said, if keeping up…
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Data Privacy

Maryland Governor Creates Privacy Officer Roles  

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan took steps to improve his state’s data privacy practices last week.  In two executive orders, the governor established the roles of State Chief Data Officer (SCDO) and State Chief Privacy Officer (SCPO). Though the positions have not been filled yet, Maryland’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chip Stewart, told Government Technology that…
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Data Privacy

Singapore’s New Data Laws Lend a Competitive Advantage

Singapore has consistently kept abreast of changing data privacy laws over the past decade. Now, its Personal Data Protection Commission has updated data privacy protection laws to give itself broader enforcement power and mandate breach notifications. And notably, intentional and accidental mishandling of data will now be categorized as a criminal offense in Singapore.   Other…
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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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