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Rolling the Dice: How Not to Protect Privacy

State courts in Maine will begin rolling out a new electronic filing and case management system by the end of the year, with plans to have 85% of the electronic documents submitted by filers immediately accessible for public inspection upon acceptance by the court. With some exceptions, all criminal, civil, and traffic infractions records would […]


Your Company’s Privacy Policy – the Last Step, not the First

Most companies base their privacy policies on existing laws, such as the California Online Privacy Protection Act, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and even Google Analytics, a third party that requires privacy disclosure. While this is a great starting place, companies should analyze their […]


Time to Prepare for New US-UK Data Sharing Rules, Law360

The United States and United Kingdom soon will enter into a landmark agreement that reflects law enforcement efforts “to develop mechanisms to address the fact that evidence today is often located overseas.” The U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Data Access Agreement, which is expected to take effect in July, will allow both countries to access electronic data for […]


Germany Says GDPR Could Collapse as Ireland Dallies on Big Fines

German regulators are becoming impatient with Ireland, which, after two years since the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has yet to issue a single fine for a breach against an American tech giant. Ulrich Kelber, Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, called the inaction “unbearable,” calling for a new European Union (EU) […]


Privacy Bill Clears Washington State Senate

A privacy bill that has been passed by the Washington State Senate would give state residents new rights over data collection and use, including the right to opt-out of targeted advertising. Specifically, the Washington Privacy Act would give residents the right to access data about themselves, correct errors, delete the information, and opt-out of having […]


State Consumer Privacy Law Round Up February 2020

The National Conference of State Legislatures has reported that more than 150 new consumer privacy bills were introduced in 25 states and Puerto Rico in 2019, as well as several federal privacy law proposals. A few of these include the Washington Privacy Act, which is modeled after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); New Hampshire’s […]


Booker, Merkley Propose Federal Facial Recognition Moratorium

Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Jeff Merkley (Ore.) have proposed The Ethnical Use of Facial Recognition Act, which not only would place a moratorium on federal government use of facial recognition technology, but will also prohibit state and local governments from using federal funds for the controversial technology. The legislation includes exceptions for use […]


Adapting to Evolving Data Privacy Regulations

Monica Dubeau, privacy program director for IBM Security, describes the European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as one of the “biggest shakeups” for the industry. The GDPR introduced three key changes that present challenges for enterprises, including redefining data, requiring documentation and immediate reporting. Some organizations, according to Dubeau, are “building privacy into […]


Internal Fraud Levels in UK Worse Than Global Average

A recent Kroll survey has revealed that, although 38 percent of United Kingdom businesses experienced internal fraud, nearly one in four business leaders did not view fraud as a risk priority. The report indicated that senior management not taking the issue seriously enough could be part of the problem, with a third of respondents saying […]


Personal Data Handling and Processing in India

The law requires that sensitive personal data or information (SPDI) cannot be collected unless the information is collected for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the party collecting or using the information and the collection of the SPDI is considered necessary for that purpose. Consent must be obtained from the provider […]




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