California Legislature Makes Last Ditch Amendments to CCPA

The CCPA, which remains set to go into effect on January 1, 2020, was amended with no less than five Assembly bills last week. The amendments, covered below, are awaiting Governor Newsom’s signature, as is Assembly Bill 1202, which requires data brokers to register with the California Attorney General. The Governor has until October 13, […]

Are You Liable for the Data Shenanigans of Others? (Part 1 – A Brief Introduction to the Legal Framework)

Yes. The end. Ok, it’s not quite that cut and dry, but it is somewhat of a scary proposition. I had initially envisioned discussing vendor management in the context of “controllers” and “processors”, when it occurred to me that a lot of people don’t really know what that means or even what the GDPR is […]

What’s in YOUR Wallet?

Yesterday, Capital One announced a breathtaking breach of 100 million accounts within its system, thus compromising the private data of a significant percentage of Americans in one single incident. The scope of the breach is comparable to the Equifax breach in 2017, which Equifax had acknowledged affected 143 million Americans. The question of “how can […]

New York State of Mind

This last Thursday, July 25, 2019, lawmakers in New York enacted the cleverly named “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act” (the SHIELD Act), Senate Bill 5575. While Nick Fury could not be reached for comment, I was able to cobble together some details from the new law… Following the lead of many other […]