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2020: The Year of Personal Privacy

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

2020 circuit board

In case you have not heard the news, 2020 ushered in a new law in California (the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA) that gives consumers the right to know, upfront, what personal information companies collect about them. It also gives consumers the right to demand a copy of their information, to require that a company delete information it has collected, and to opt out of having their data sold to third parties.

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IoT Product Liability Risks: Medtronic Defibrillators Vulnerable to Hacking

Posted In Data Security, Product Liability

defibrillator

With a headline that echoes a plotline from a recent TV drama (The Blacklist, Season 6, Episode 9) the FDA announced recently that it had concerns with the wireless protocols in Medtronic implantable defibrillators.  

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Profiting from Privacy

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security, Privacy

Profiting from Privacy

With the EU’s new privacy rules (GDPR) that took effect earlier this year, the California Consumer Privacy Act that takes effect January 1st, 2020, and the clamor for a federal data privacy law in the United States, it is increasingly clear that privacy will not, in the future, be an optional part of business operations.

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New California Privacy Laws: U.S. Meets GDPR-Like Consumer Rights

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

California CCPA and GDPR

For any U.S. business that has spent 2018 gearing up to comply with the EU’s new privacy rules General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in May, your time and effort were well spent. One month after the GDPR took effect, California rushed through a new law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that clearly took inspiration from broad aspects of the GDPR. 

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Vendor Management and Cyber Planning: Why Equifax Shows “What Not to Do”

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

Terms and conditions for cyber plan

If you’ve ever wondered why all the hullabaloo about cyber planning, here is a great example:

Equifax has said that it “owed no duty to safeguard the personal information of millions of consumers and financial institutions” affected by its massive 2017 data breach, and has asked to have the resulting lawsuits dismissed. (Daily Report, 24 July 2018.)

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Cyber Insurance: A Common Exclusion Tested in Court

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

Professional meeting over a business plan

A recent court dispute makes clear that there are many elements to cyber planning and protection for any company to consider. Although some do involve technical bells and whistles, many or most are merely business operation decisions involving non-technical matters. Just like other operational decisions, the success of these planning measures can have a direct impact on your bottom line.

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Demystifying the Rules Surrounding GDPR and Your Business

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

Global network

If you have received a deluge of emails regarding updated privacy policies from services you use, you are not alone. They relate to a new set of data privacy rules that went into effect across the European Union on May 25, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new rules have sweeping implications for businesses around the world. In fact, Facebook and others have already been sued for non-compliance with the GDPR.

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How New EU Data Privacy Rules May Apply to Your U.S. Business

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

Man looking at data

If you use any online services such as Facebook or Google, you may have seen new tools and products relating to your account privacy settings recently, along with a tweak to privacy policies and terms of use.

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Five Lessons from Equifax

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security, Risk Management

Team overlooking data

The continuing fall-out from the Equifax breach reported last month makes great headline fodder, and is really good for Congressional representatives eager to show themselves hard at work protecting voters.

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National Cybersecurity Month: Protect Your Assets

Posted In Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Data Security

It’s National Cybersecurity Month. You’d hardly know this momentous occasion was coming: in September of 2017, we kept waking up to headlines about hacks at major outfits such as Equifax, Deloitte, and the SEC.

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