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

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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+

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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

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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

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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 ›

FBI Memo: Ed Tech Systems and K-12 Students Increasingly Vulnerable to Cyber Threats

Due to the rapid adoption of education technologies by K-12 schools, students have become increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats, according to a public service announcement issued by the FBI on September 13. Read More ›

California Consumer Privacy Act: Applicability and Compliance for Employers

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Have you heard about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that recently passed and goes into effect on January 1, 2020? Do you know that it may apply to businesses located outside of California that employ California residents? Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 24 - Internet Review Sites and Free Expression

When Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the internet was an infant. Prevailing sentiment was to let it expand with minimal regulation. Yet, for sites that carried the comments of others, how could they be encouraged to grow without being held to the same standards as newspaper publishers and television news, which can be sued for broadcasting false and defamatory information about people? Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 23 - California’s New Data Privacy Law

“California passes strictest online privacy law in the country,” trumpeted CNN Tech on June 29, 2018 – a reference to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375), which passed unanimously in the legislature and was immediately signed by Governor Brown. Read More ›

Data Privacy Detective Podcast - Episode 22 - GDPR and non-EU Businesses

Businesses not located in the European Union have tried to understand whether the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became law on May 25, 2018, applies to them. And if it does, or if it might, one of the puzzles has been whether a non-EU business needs to appoint a natural person or legal entity to be its “representative” or a natural person to be its “Data Protection Officer” for dealing with EU and its Member States’ Data Protection Authorities (DPAs). This podcast focuses on that question. Read More ›

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