PHPA

Illinois Passes Law Protecting Household Device Data 

Last week, the Protecting Household Privacy Act (PHPA) became law with Governor JB Pritzker’s signature. The law, which takes effect Jan 1, 2022, stops law enforcement officials from acquiring household electronic data from third-parties without a warrant or consent.  The type of data protected by the new law includes any electronic communication–provided by a human–that’s…
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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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Third Party

How India’s DEPA Framework Uses Software to Empower Privacy Compliance

As detailed as laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) are, there is no one-size-fits-all framework for data privacy. You may know the rules, but how do you make sure you and the rest of your organization are following them? More specifically, how do you implement privacy-focused…
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SCC

How to Comply With the EU’s New SCC Framework

Since the Schrems 2.0 decision, any organization involved in the international transfer of personal data between the EU and America has been eagerly awaiting a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). In short, the SCCs previously used for such transfers were written before the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so…
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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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CCPA Updates

A Guide to the Changes Proposed by Regulatory Update to CCPA

On Jan. 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act kicked into effect. In short, the new privacy law gives consumers the right to know what types of personally identifiable information (PII) are being collected, stored, and sold by companies under the new law’s jurisdiction. It also lets consumers opt-out of having their data stored and…
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New York Privacy Act

New York Privacy Act: It Goes Beyond CCPA

The idea that consumers own their private financial information can be traced to an early 1970s California state constitutional amendment adding ‘privacy’ to guarantees of life, liberty, and other inalienable rights. While financial privacy is not explicitly mentioned in this original amendment, California courts have determined that it is included. Only relatively modest consumer protection…
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National Labor Review Board Allows Employers to Ban Personal Use of Company Email

National Law Review reported yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in a 3-1 majority decision that employers are legally allowed to restrict the use of company email accounts to business-only communications. This marks a reversal of the stance that the NLRB has held since 2014, when it ruled in Purple Communications Inc.…
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