Tag Archives: Data Privacy

Once Again…California Sets the Tone for U.S. Data Privacy

Just when you thought you’d heard enough of newly enacted data privacy and security laws (“GDPR” ring a bell?), there’s more news on that front. The California legislature recently passed The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). According to a report by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, CCPA will affect over 500,000 U.S. … Continue Reading

GDPR Enforcement Day is Here!

Today, May 25, 2018, is a historic day in the global data privacy and security world as it is the effective day of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a regulation designed to protect the “personal data” of EU residents by mandating standards for processing, using, and storing that data. Many organizations … Continue Reading

Health Information Technology, Privacy and Security 2018 First Quarter Update

Is it April already? Where has the time gone? We have all heard about Facebook’s woes, but you have been so busy, you have probably missed a few of the other recent developments in health IT and data privacy and security. We have you covered with a roundup of some of the significant and interesting … Continue Reading

Proposed Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules Circulated to Federal Communications Commission

When consumers sign up for Internet service with broadband providers, should they be required to sign away their privacy rights? No, according to the draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated to the Commission. Chairman Wheeler’s proposed NPRM takes significant steps toward implementing the provisions of the … Continue Reading

European Commission and Data Protection Authorities Issue Guidance

When the European Court of Justice invalidated the Safe Harbor Framework, companies were left scrambling to determine how best to conduct day-to-day business involving data transfers between the EU and the U.S. To remind us of our options, the European Commission released a communication setting out the alternative grounds upon which personal data may still … Continue Reading

Proposed data privacy legislation at the federal level may be a step in the right direction, but falls short of consumer advocacy groups’ expectations

More than a month after announcing plans to build on cyber security infrastructure, President Obama released a draft of new data privacy legislation—once again stirring the debate on the best approach to protecting consumer data. The new legislation—the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights—places several notable requirements on companies. Among these requirements, companies would have to … Continue Reading
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