Employee Privacy by Design

  On September 13, 2019, the California Senate and Assembly unanimously passed an amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) that places onerous obligations on employers and entitles employees to statutory damages for data breaches. As of the date ...

Nevada Joins the Privacy Push

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 started something. Lawmakers across the USA are now thinking about data privacy and how consumer personally identifiable information (PII) can be secure, controlled, and governed. Using the CCPA as a template, considerations ...

CCPA Survey by IAPP

  SUMMARY RESULTS The passing of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), surprised many, even privacy professionals. Its quick journey into becoming a California law will have a far-reaching impact on many U.S. businesses. The CCPA wasn’t without issues, such ...

Protecting Digital FootPrints while you Travel

  In October 2018, Cathay Pacific Airlines announced in a tweet that it discovered “unauthorized access to some of our passenger data.” (1) The breach exposed dates of birth, passport numbers, home addresses, historical passenger travel data, and other vital ...

NY Privacy Act looks to surpass CALI’s CCPA

The New York Privacy Act (NYPA, or New York Senate Bill 224) introduced by state senator Kevin Thomas is much more restrictive to corporations than the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). This is a strong indicator that states are starting ...

Privacy Concerns Hit Main Street America

In previous issues, IG World has reported that, according to a Harris Poll published last November in USA Today, Americans are more concerned with privacy than anything else. That is, 65% of those polled stated they were more concerned about ...

GDPRs First Birthday

As Brexit talks engulf European and UK politics, another smoldering issue threatens far-worse damage to the EU/UK relationship, and indeed the global economy. Last May, the EU implemented sweeping new data privacy and protection laws meant to protect the Personal ...

Busy Intersection – Records Management’s Intersection with Data Privacy Management

  With the tsunamic rise in electronic information doubling at regular intervals, complexity in information management has resulted in newly created or redefined roles tasked with creating order out of chaos. Information professionals attempt to control their domains in roles ...

A Timeline of Data Privacy Fails

  Facebook’s data privacy fails are increasingly well documented in the public eye. And even if some of those fails haven’t grabbed the headlines like the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the tech giant certainly understands the implications. Ongoing conversations about privacy ...

Looking Back to see the Way Forward

  2018 is going to be remembered for a lot of reasons, many of which are not particularly positive. Perhaps the most germane to what we care about here at InfoGov World is that 2018 marked the year when data ...

Battle of the Devices Facebook Portal takes on Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa

The world has changed, but privacy concerns linger, especially now that we have more and more devices to monitor how we interact. Portal, Facebook’s foray into the home messaging portal space, offers a new, shiny option. Let’s take a look ...

Is the Role of the DPO misunderstood

Protect and Serve With minimal fanfare—but great impact—GDPR took effect last May, 2019. There is a new officer in town, an electronic privacy officer who stands guard against the misuse and abuse of electronic personal data that originates in the ...

Playing with our Emotions

  Facebook is not only an unmitigated cesspool of data privacy failures, but for a time, the tech giant meddled a bit in the emotional manipulation of its users. A report, which first aired on NPR in 2012, outlined what ...

Electronic Privacy and US Law

The European Union, with GDPR, now has privacy regulation that is consistent and pervasive and crosses state and national boundaries. The U.S., by contrast, has a piecemeal, loose patchwork of federal and state privacy regulations that at times overlap ...

Star Struck Reasonable Security under CCPA

Navigating “Reasonable Security” under California’s Consumer Privacy Act California is the birthplace of stars, the Internet, and consumer privacy. In 1974, California empowered its residents with an inalienable constitutional right of privacy. Over time, that right has expanded to ...

The GDPR and the CCPA

New data protection regulations, such as the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), lay out the legal rights held by consumers over their personal data. Entities that collect and/ or process this type of data must extend ...

CALI Privacy Act to hit financial services Firms the Hardest

Many firms think they get a pass on CCPA. Have you heard the buzz about CCPA? Sure, most of us have heard about the new “California Consumer Privacy Act,” yet many companies will find themselves in serious trouble by not ...
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GDPR One Year Later

  Psst… have a private moment? It has been a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, and the world is still spinning. Let’s take a look at what transpired in the first year of ...

Attorney General Becerra, Senator Jackson introduce legislation to strengthen, clarify, CALI Consumer Privacy Act

  SB 561 Clarifies Attorney General’s Advisory Role, adds Private Right of Action, and Eliminates so-called “Right to Cure” SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson in February unveiled SB 561, legislation to strengthen and clarify ...

Facebook: Always Watching

  Let’s be honest. Most of us use our phones for much more than making calls, checking social media, and texting friends and family. We use dozens of apps to do everything from figuring out “who that actress is on ...
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AI and Information Governance

Can AI Help Your Organization Achieve Its IG Goals? Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of software to “learn” and make decisions based on inputs and conditions. This creates intelligent computers that can reason on a fundamental level like humans, ...
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Tools for GDPR Compliance

The Records Continuum and Technology Assisted Review With GDPR now fully implemented, there is no shortage of software offerings claiming to help businesses manage the complex regulatory environment presented to businesses outside the EU. However, IG practitioners should remember that ...
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Implementing GDPR And The Need For Data Protection Officers

But are they Paid Enough? The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is being subsumed into British domestic legislation, and is now the basis for a new Data Protection Act, replacing the old 1998 Act, itself based on a ...
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Finding Facebook Fakes

If you were to judge the effectiveness of Facebook’s efforts to combat fake profiles by the half-billion fake accounts they shut down in the first quarter of 2018, then you might conclude they are doing as promised in the face ...
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Google Faces Fines

Google has been saddled with the largest fine yet by the EU—€4.34bn ($5 Billion USD). The fine, based on the European Union’s claims, is over “serious illegal behavior” tied to how Google monopolizes its search engines on mobile phones in ...
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Preserving our Privacy

A New Kind of Cold War? Most Americans don’t remember the Cold War and détente with Russia—except perhaps for a reimagining like FX’s stellar series, The Americans. However, the recent attention Russian influence has received in the media conjures the ...
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GDPR Information Workflow

Electronic Privacy Act Could Have a Detrimental Impact on Businesses The GDPR May adoption date has caused many American businesses headaches as they scramble to understand how the EU approaches the electronic privacy of its citizens. An April 2018 flash ...
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Prioritizing Privacy

How I learned that Facebook failed Unless you have been living under a rock, the recent woes experienced by tech and social media giant Facebook have dominated news cycles on days when chemical weapons, nuclear proliferation, and North Korean summits ...
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In Blockchain We Trust

Miracle Cure or Snake Oil? By now, we’ve all heard about blockchain technology—or least its famous progenitor, Bitcoin. According to its evangelists, blockchain technology will secure our records, protect our privacy, democratize our technology, and probably fix us a cup ...

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