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 ...

Municipal Governments Suffer Ransomware Attacks

  Municipal governments report a continued increase in ransomware attacks, while the US federal government offers little assistance. Hackers downed a help line during a major snow storm in Akron, Ohio, late last year, and froze the city of Baltimore’s ...

Local US Governments under Cyber Siege

The summer of 2019 continued to be devastating to local governments under siege from hackers and malware. The Texas Department of Information Resources is investigating over 20 attacks on mostly rural Texas towns. Further, this trend does not appear to ...

InfoGov & Digital Transformation for Local & State Government

  The trend toward digital transformation has been embraced as a way to improve efficiencies and satisfy both government worker and citizen expectations. Information Governance is the approach can coordinate efforts and drive efficiencies promised through digital transformation for both ...

Digital Preservation in State and Local Government: An American Success Story

  Most people do not think about the implications of, or requirements for, long-term preservation of digital content.  Aided in part by easy-to-use cloud-based storage applications such as Box, Dropbox, and iCloud, most of us take digital preservation for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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