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Without a doubt, data privacy took center stage in 2018. The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, and California quickly followed suit with its own privacy protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The CCPA greatly expands privacy protections for California residents by providing

On January 28, Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, issued four decisions on motions to dismiss in cases arising out of the Equifax data breach. Below are a few noteworthy takeaways. 

Factual Background

From mid-May through the end of July 2017, hackers

Over the last few years, an increased focus continues on the right to privacy and the debate on how to best implement privacy tools that are balanced with business and technological innovation.  In the United States, the debate to adopt policies like those in the European Union has recently intensified as consumer advocates view data

In the last few years, the right to privacy debate in the United States has increased in pace and volume. One issue at the center of this long debate is how best to implement the right privacy tools in a manner that does not disrupt business and technological innovation. The current criticisms fail to appreciate

Last night, California legislators passed Assembly Bill 375 (commonly known as the “California Consumer Privacy Act”) that would grant Californians “increased control” over their data. The new Act will have substantial effects on any business that has appreciable interactions with California, in how they store, share, disclose, and engage with consumer data.  The Act will

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Learn how to make sure that all involved parties communicate effectively to develop a defensible cyber risk management program which will stand up under scrutiny and avoid common pitfalls. Effective cyber

In the last few years, the right to privacy has been hotly debated in the United States. What critics do not understand or appreciate is that the next technological paradigm is completely dependent on improvements both to the quality and quantity of data.

As connected things (IoT) explode in popularity, they make things such as

Data Privacy Professionals:

Navigating the rapidly shifting contours of data privacy law demands a pragmatic approach. To that end, we hope you benefited from our inaugural publication. Like our prior editions, this quarterly update provides practitioners with functional issue-spotting guidance for application in the evolving data privacy and cybersecurity arenas. The results and analyses discussed

On February 29, the FTC announced more tentative details of the Privacy Shield program, subject to a determination of adequacy from the EU prior to implementation.[1]  The documents provided concurrent with the announcement suggest that the Privacy Shield program likely will include the following requirements in its final form:[2]

  • Obtain affirmations from organizations