As privacy legislation has expanded in recent years, so has the scope of the privacy programs that support it. Regulation has been and still is one of the top drivers for privacy programs but the days of “tick-the-box” compliance are no more.
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Regulations such as the GDPR and CPRA have brought consumer privacy rights into the spotlight. Cookie banners are now normal real estate on a website, and consumers are used to companies asking them for permission to collect, store, and use their personal data.
More recently, employees are waking up to privacy...
The introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2018 was a turning point for US state privacy laws. As more states introduce privacy laws, organizations must be aware of, and be able to manage, the varying provisions which can make cross-state compliance a complex undertaking.
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As the US privacy landscape becomes more complex, understanding it becomes crucial. The US privacy landscape has expanded significantly over the past year and currently, 5 states have laws that will be going into effect in 2023.
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A U.S. senator is suggesting adding cybersecurity standards to the list of federal prerequisites for medical practice participation in Medicare. Cybersecurity is a patient safety issue, says Mark Warner (D-Va.). He today released a slew of proposals for augmenting healthcare cybersecurity.
Domain name registrars track domain name owners via "whois" data, which is a crucial tool for investigators combating cybercrime. But Kroll's Alan Brill says that since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, many registrars no longer publicly share such information, and that's a problem.
Thales plans to enter the customer identity and access management market through its purchase of an emerging European CIAM player. The French firm plans to capitalize on OneWelcome's strong product by extending its footprint beyond Europe and into North America and Asia-Pacific.
The European Parliament has granted Europol permission to receive and process datasets from private parties and pursue research projects for better handling of security-related cases. Use of these powers will be overseen by the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Fundamental Rights Officer.
The Dutch Data Protection Authority has imposed penalties of 3.7 million euros ($4 million) and 565,000 euros ($600,000) on the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, respectively, for violating the General Data Protection Regulation.
On Tuesday, Ireland's Data Protection Commission imposed an $18.6 million penalty on tech firm Meta. That same day, the privacy watchdog was sued by a member of the nonprofit Irish Council for Civil Liberties over its "prolonged inaction" in the Google data breach case.
Privacy regulators in Europe last year imposed known fines totaling more than $1.2 billion under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, including two record-breaking sanctions, law firm DLA Piper finds. The total value of fines in 2021 was nearly a sevenfold increase from that seen in 2020.
In the U.S., three states now have disparate data privacy laws - and more are coming. Meanwhile, China has enacted a new law that has global enterprises scrambling. How will these and other actions shape privacy discussions in 2022? Noted attorney Lisa Sotto shares insights.
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that includes configuration data can companies protect against
unauthorized change, achieve compliance, mitigate risk...