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 ...

IG ANZ 2019 IG Survey

  InfoGovANZ is an organization founded to further the adoption of IG principles and practices in Australia and New Zealand. IGANZ (www.infogovanz.com) conducted its first IG survey in 2017. This year, they repeated the IG survey and the results provide ...

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 ...
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Elon Musk: More Legal Woes?

  In our Fall, 2018 debut issue, IG World noted that Elon Musk’s tweets regarding possibly taking the company private likely violated SEC compliance regulations. In our last issue we reported that Musk was fined $20 million, forced to resign ...

General Counsels Focus on eDiscovery Risk

  During January’s Legalweek, a panel of attorneys from major companies stated that risk and cost issues—critical IG considerations—are paramount in evaluating e-discovery processes. The in-house counsel panelists on the, “Rethinking Your E-Discovery Approach for In-House Counsel,” panel cautioned against ...

High Standards Interview with Sonia Luna

Sonia Luna is the founder, CEO and President at Aviva Spectrum. Winner of the 2018 California Cannabis Awards as "Best Accountant," Mrs. Luna has more than 18 years of compliance, internal and external audit experience. In 2014 she was ...

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 ...

Law and Order: an Interview with John Isaza

John Isaza, Esq., FAI heads the Information Governance & Records Management practice at Rimon Law Firm in Orange County, California, and is CEO and Co-founder of Information Governance Solutions LLC. Mr. Isaza is internationally recognized in the fields of IG, ...
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CGOCs Heidi Maher – The Visionary an interview

Heidi Maher had a unique childhood, growing up in Iran, where her mother worked as a nurse volunteer for the U.N. When the political environment changed for the worse after the 1979 Iranian revolution, her family immigrated to the United ...
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PCI-DSS Compliance

PCI-DSS is a term used in circles where personal and customer data is stored as a part of the business process. The acronym PCI-DSS abbreviates quite a mouthful: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Developed by the PCI Security Standards ...
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Tesla Tweetstorm

Elon Musk and Tesla were in the news once more. Recent tweets about taking the company private with secured funds sparked some head-scratching and questions about what implications a tweet might have if deemed as a false statement in the ...
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A Rising Star in California’s Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Efforts

For many cannabis-related business owners in Southern California, CPA Sonia Luna has been a guardian angel. She is arguably one of the country’s leading experts regarding the complex tax environment of California’s cannabis industry and its broader implication for the ...
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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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The Relationship Between Audit and Compliance

In the IG world, audit and compliance have a unique relationship: one that ensures a business or other organization does not break any laws, regulations, rules, or standards. An auditor asks the question: Is the business doing what it said ...
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An Interview with Arlette Walls

Arlette Walls is Chair of the Pharmaceutical Records and Information Management Organization (PRIMO) Today we are talking with Arlette Walls, an Information & Compliance Manager based in Emeryville, CA. She has 13 years of experience in records management and Information ...

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