Privacy and Security Law – The New Normal

Showing 2 posts from August 2020.

New Phishing Scam Targeting Remote Workers

The FBI and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a warning regarding a new “voice phishing” scam arising from the massive shift to teleworking during the pandemic. Under the new scheme, threat actors posing as the company IT department call workers and request usernames and passwords for the company’s systems in order to log into a new VPN link. The “bad guys” then have access to the company’s existing VPN and log in as if they are legitimate employees.

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California Consumer Privacy Act Implementing Regulations Now Final

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Earlier this summer, the Attorney General of California issued draft regulations to clarify and expand certain parts of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). On August 14, the draft regulations took effect. This means that, two years after its tumultuous drafting and passage, the full CCPA and its associated regulations are in effect. In addition, the Attorney General now has a full set of rules to enforce regarding how companies collect, use, and store “personal information” of California residents.

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