What To Know About The New Canadian Consumer Privacy Protection Act

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Don’t Risk Millions of Dollars in Fines by Disregarding Canada’s New Consumer Privacy Protection Act On November 17, 2020, the Canadian Digital Charter Implementation Act was introduced, consisting of two parts. One enacts the new Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), and the second enacts legislation to establish a Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal. This legislation is aimed at protecting […]

What Is A Data Map?

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Inaugural webcast of Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Wisdom and Career Advice From Thought Leaders in AI, big data, The Internet of Things, Privacy, and more. Host Rafael Moscatel picks the brains of business leaders throughout the world who are pioneering emerging technologies and leadership concepts across a variety of industries in both the public and private […]

Data Privacy Plans: When Creating One, Remember to K.I.S.S.

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Data privacy sits at the center of business operations today. No matter what industry you’re in, you collect, store, and use it, and the laws now require us to better protect it. The worst thing any organization can do is make that obligation more complicated than it needs to be. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) helps […]

Prop 24: New Privacy Regulations Rock The State of California

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A Special Report from Compliance & Privacy Partners Californians took a step toward more privacy protections when they voted to pass Proposition 24 on November 3. The ballot created what’s known as the California Privacy Rights Act, known as the CPRA, which will expand and amend the previously-existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). So, what […]

What is the California Privacy Protection Agency?

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One of the main changes brought about by the California Privacy Rights Act is the establishment of the California Privacy Protection Agency as an “independent watchdog” whose mission is both to “vigorously enforce” the CPRA and “ensure that businesses and consumers are well‐informed about their rights and obligations.” The CPPA will be governed by a five‐member board […]

NOTICE OF THIRD SET OF PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF CCPA REGULATIONS

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Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section 11346.8, subdivision (c), and section 44 of Title 1 of the California Code of Regulations, the California Department of Justice (Department) is providing notice of a third set of proposed modifications made to the regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act.     The Department first published and […]

Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Wisdom and Career Advice from Thought Leaders in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Privacy and More To Be Published by John Hunt in 2021

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Tomorrow’s Jobs Today: Available April 2021  Wisdom and Career Advice from Thought Leaders in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, the Internet of Things, Privacy and More Discover leadership secrets and technology strategies being pioneered by today’s most innovative business executives and renowned brands across the globe in this entertaining collection of interviews and stories exploring new […]

It’s Not The Crime, It’s The Cover Up – Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

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The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan “took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach” that also […]

Approval of Final Regulations Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Proposed final regulations were submitted to the OAL by Attorney General Becerra on June 1, 2020. During OAL’s review process, additional revisions were made to the proposed regulations. The approved regulations go into effect immediately. “In California, […]

California Privacy Act – What Businesses Need To Do, Now.

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After much anticipation, the California Attorney General (AG) announced in early June 2020 that the final California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) regulations were being submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review. Once approved by the OAL, the final regulation text will be filed with the Secretary of State and become enforceable by […]

Privacy Shield Update from the Federal Trade Commission

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On July 16, 2020, the European Court of Justice issued a judgment declaring invalid the European Commission’s Decision 2016/1250/EC of July 12, 2016 on the adequacy of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We continue to expect companies to comply with their ongoing obligations with respect to transfers made under the Privacy Shield Framework. We also […]

PrivacyCon 2020 | Federal Trade Commission

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The FTC will host its fifth annual PrivacyCon on July 21, 2020. For PrivacyCon 2020, the FTC is seeking research presentations on any topic related to consumer privacy and security. However, we will focus in particular on the privacy of health data collected, stored, and transmitted by mobile applications (“apps”). The call for presentations saught […]

Simplify For Success

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Simplification is a key focus for many companies and everyone understands how eliminating unnecessary complexity can lead to more successful outcomes. But achieving simplicity is hard. So why is simple not easy and obvious?

FTC Releases Agenda for PrivacyCon 2020 | Federal Trade Commission

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PrivacyCon 2020 will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

CCPA Proposed Regulations Submitted to the Office of Administrative Law

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra submitted final proposed regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The regulations will provide guidance to businesses on how to comply with the CCPA and will enable consumers to exercise new rights over their personal information. Under Executive Order N-40-20 related to the COVID-19 […]

So, how much is this damn CCPA thing gonna #$@&%* cost me?! – Rafael Moscatel

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The short answer? A lot, but not as much as you might have been told… via So, how much is this damn CCPA thing gonna #$@&%* cost me?! – Rafael Moscatel As I’ve traveled around California doing my “Blessings of the CCPA” presentation, I’ve been asked repeatedly about the “average” cost of a CCPA solution […]

CCPA Regulations Update

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NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS AND ADDITION OF DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION TO RULEMAKING FILE Update to Proposed Text Pursuant to the requirements of Government Code section 11346.8, subdivision (c), and section 44 of Title 1 of the California Code of Regulations, the California Department of Justice (Department) is providing notice of changes […]

NSA Releases Guidance on Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities

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Original release date: January 24, 2020 The National Security Agency (NSA) has released an information sheet with guidance on mitigating cloud vulnerabilities. NSA identifies cloud security components and discusses threat actors, cloud vulnerabilities, and potential mitigation measures. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages administrators and users to review NSA’s guidance on Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities and […]

FTC Finalizes Settlement with California Tech Company Related to Privacy Shield

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The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with a California technology company over allegations that it falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which enables companies to transfer consumer data legally from European Union countries to the United States. The FTC alleged that Medable, Inc., falsely claimed in its privacy policy that it was a […]

FTC Finalizes Settlement with Utah Company and its former CEO over Allegations they Failed to Safeguard Consumer Data

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The Federal Trade Commission has granted final approval to a settlement with a Utah-based technology company related to allegations that the firm failed to put in place reasonable security safeguards, allowing a hacker to access the personal information of more than a million consumers. The FTC alleged that InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its former CEO Mark Rawlins failed to […]

FTC Grants Final Approval to Settlement with Former Cambridge Analytica CEO, App Developer over Allegations they Deceived Consumers over Collection of Facebook Data

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FTC Grants Final Approval to Settlement with Former Cambridge Analytica CEO, App Developer over Allegations they Deceived Consumers over Collection of Facebook Data The Federal Trade Commission has granted final approval to a settlement with the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, LLC and an app developer who worked with the company to resolve allegations they […]

FTC Finalizes Settlement with Company that Misled Consumers about how it Accesses and Uses their Email

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The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with an email management company that allegedly deceived some consumers about how it accesses and uses their email. The FTC alleged that Unrollme Inc., which helps users unsubscribe from unwanted emails or consolidate their email subscriptions, falsely told consumers that it would not “touch” their personal emails in order […]

5 Ideas To Kickstart Your Governance, Risk and Compliance Program in the New Year!

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We’ve all been there. Sitting around the conference room with our compliance teams, droning on about scheduling conflicts, procedural details and strategy about strategy. Here are some actual substantive ideas, initiatives and approaches to privacy, data governance and cyber-security that can get the ball rolling next year. 1. Policies aren’t just documents you keep around […]

Meeting Evolving Business Needs: A Conversation Between RIM Educators and Thought Leaders

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ICRM will not only conduct their spring Board and Business meetings at the MER Conference next May in Chicago, but will also facilitate a panel discussion  “Meeting Evolving Business Needs: A Conversation Between RIM Educators and Thought Leaders.”  The panel of experts include: John Isaza, Esq, FAI, Rafael Moscatel, CRM, IGP, CIPM, and Wendy McLain, […]

FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on COPPA Rule until December 11

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The Federal Trade Commission is extending the deadline to submit comments on the agency’s review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) until December 11, 2019. The federal government’s Regulations.gov portal is temporarily inaccessible. The FTC is giving commenters additional time to submit comments, as well as an alternative mechanism to file […]