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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Flowchart

CCPA Flowchart

Download the full CCPA flowchart PDF to see if the CCPA applies to your business. Read More ›

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Checklist

CCPA checklist

Download our CCPA checklist PDF to start to get an understanding of what is involved in CCPA compliance.  Read More ›

Thank You Michigan, Next! A Third State Adopts the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Center

On December 28, 2018, the former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, signed into law House Bill 6941 (the “Bill”) amending the Insurance Code by adding Chapter 5A - Data Security (Sections 550 - 565). Michigan became the third state, after South Carolina and Ohio, to adopt a version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law. Read More ›

New Cybersecurity Requirements for Insurance Companies Operating in Ohio

New Cybersecurity Requirements for Insurance Companies

On December 12, 2018, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 273 (the “Bill”) enacting Section 3965.01-11 to the Ohio Revised Code to “establish standards for data security and for the investigation of and notification to the Superintendent of Insurance of a cybersecurity event.” Read More ›

Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds a common law duty for employers to protect sensitive employee information

Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds a common law duty for employers to protect sensitive employee information

In 2014, hackers broke into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) computer system and stole large amounts of personal information about UPMC’s employees. Read More ›

Ohio’s Data Protection Act: An Opportunity for Financial Institutions That Operate in Ohio

Ohio Data Privacy

Good news! The Ohio legislature has offered financial institutions some legal protections in the form of the Ohio Data Protection Act ( “Act”), effective November 2 and believed to be a first-of-its-kind state law. Read More ›

After News of Data Leak, Google Ramps Up Security and Sunsets Google+

Hacker thumbs up

On October 8, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that, as early as 2015, a flaw in Google’s social media platform, Google+, made it possible for third-party developers to access data from users’ non-public profile fields. Read More ›

Settlements Reached in Round Two of FTC’s EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Enforcement Actions

Privacy Shield data security

As additional evidence that the United States takes enforcement of the Privacy Shield Framework seriously, a new wave of settlements has been reached concerning the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) complaints related to companies’ false claims of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. The timing of these enforcement actions is significant since they come at a time when the future of this EU-U.S. agreement concerning the cross-border transfer of personal data is unclear. Read More ›

California Establishes New Cybersecurity Standards for IoT Devices

Internet of Things cityscape

California has signed into law SB-327, which establishes new cybersecurity standards for devices capable of connecting (directly or indirectly) to the internet and that have a designated IP or Bluetooth address. By some estimates, nearly 12 billion of these internet-connected IoT units are already in use, from smart appliances to wearables, and together comprise what is commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Read More ›

Amendments to California’s Privacy Legislation Address, Among Other Things, “Personal Information” and Consumers’ Private Right of Action

On August 31, California Governor Jerry Brown approved several amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which clear up some of the original legislation’s ambiguities, while leaving other issues unresolved. Read More ›

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