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CCPA Public Hearings Start This Week

December 02, 2019

The California Attorney General will be holding four public hearings in several California cities this week. The hearings will provide the public with an opportunity to take part in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) rulemaking process. All members of the public are invited to speak on the regulations. Members of the public are also able to submit written comments regarding the proposed CCPA regulations by mail or email. The public comment period will end on Friday, December 6th at 5pm PT.  The California Consumer Privacy Act is set to become the most comprehensive privacy law in the United States … Continue reading CCPA Public Hearings Start This Week

Reimagining Privacy: TrustArc Acquires Nymity

November 19, 2019

Chris Babel, CEO of TrustArc Today we’re pleased and proud to be announcing that TrustArc has acquired Nymity, a fellow pioneer in the privacy solutions market. Our vision is to combine the best privacy research, assessment tools and data subject rights solutions from Nymity with the best intelligent privacy automation platform from TrustArc to deliver fresh, novel approaches to enable organizations of any size,  sector, or region to more effectively harness their data. Our two companies have a shared history of innovation. Our experience in the space boasts almost 40 years and we’re excited to be able to combine this … Continue reading Reimagining Privacy: TrustArc Acquires Nymity

TrustArc Wins 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

October 02, 2019

TrustArc has been named the winner of the “Policy Management Solution Provider of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market. TrustArc pioneered privacy compliance and risk management for organizations of every size, addressing the needs of legal, compliance, IT, marketing, and other teams who manage customer and employee data. Today TrustArc is building on this legacy with technology innovations to help businesses stay ahead of changing regulatory and customer requirements.  The TrustArc Platform is a comprehensive solution that incorporates privacy intelligence to … Continue reading TrustArc Wins 2019 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

NYC Proposes Telecom and Mobile App Geolocation Sharing Prohibition

August 19, 2019

The New York City Council has put forth a proposal to prohibit the sharing of a customer’s location data by telecommunications carriers and mobile application (app) developers.  According to Int. 1632-2019, introduced by the Council and referred to committee on July 23, 2019, the administrative code of New York City (NYC) would be amended to render unlawful such entities’ sharing of a customer’s location “where such data was collected while the customer’s mobile communications device were physically present in the city.” The term “location data” is defined without specificity as to the level of location preciseness as information related to the … Continue reading NYC Proposes Telecom and Mobile App Geolocation Sharing Prohibition

Harvard Business Review Offers Guidance For Managing Privacy and Security Obligations and Risks

August 14, 2019

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, New Laws on Data Privacy and Security Are Coming. Is Your Company Ready?, author Andrew Burt offers guidance for organizations juggling increasing privacy and security obligations and risks. Burt highlights the increase in legislation organizations should be mindful of?—including, California’s IoT law,  Brazil’s data protection law, and India’s data protection law. He offers several strategies for organizations to manage the current and coming risks and obligations. First, he suggests for organizations to evaluate their current level of security and processes for preventing privacy and security vulnerabilities; and the amount of time devoted to testing and … Continue reading Harvard Business Review Offers Guidance For Managing Privacy and Security Obligations and Risks

Changes Proposed to Russian Data Localization Law

August 07, 2019

Russia maintains one of the world’s more stringent data localization laws, Federal Law No. 242-FZ, which applies to website operators both established in Russia and outside of Russia–if conducting business “aimed at the territory of Russia.” The latter criteria may be found where a website has a Russian-associated domain name (e.g., “.ru”), and demonstrates other intent to target the Russian market such as by accepting payment in rubles or advertising in Russia. In June 2019 a bill to amend the localization law was submitted to the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly. The bill seeks to establish the maximum … Continue reading Changes Proposed to Russian Data Localization Law