Category: CCPA

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The future of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
October 7, 2019

The Privacy Shield has been criticised for failing to provide adequate protection for EU individuals' data.This is the regulatory framework that American companies are guided by to transfer data to and from the EU.It is a voluntary mechanism that US companies can use to legally send and receive data from the EU.Businesses are strongly advised to sign up to the Privacy Shield, particularly if they plan to expand into Europe in the...

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Consumers switch off after data breach
September 30, 2019

In the UK, 44% of consumers claim they will stop spending with a business for several months in the immediate aftermath of a security breach? And 41% of consumers claim they will never return to a business post-breach?This could cause huge revenue losses for companies (Research by PCI Pal)Consumers are beginning to realise that they too could fall victim of data breaches. With the rise of cybercrime, more people than ever before are being...

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Top U.S. executives call for an America-wide privacy law
September 13, 2019

CEO’s of some of America’s biggest data-using companies have urged U.S. lawmakers to implement a national data privacy law.The 51 executives say this will protect their businesses from state privacy laws and defend consumer privacy.The bosses signed an open letter from the trade group Business Roundtable, that was sent to Congressional leaders.Business leaders joined forces to make the request from companies such as Amazon,...

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CCPA vs GDPR
August 16, 2019

The GDPR, which went into effect in May 2018, is one of the most comprehensive data protection laws in the world. The CCPA’s impact is expected to be huge, given California’s status as the fifth largest global economy. The CCPA will take effect on 1 January 2020, however, organizations have to provide consumers with information regarding the preceding 12-month period. Therefore, some actions may need to be done before the launch date. Both...

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The California Consumer Privacy Act – is America ready?
June 24, 2019

California is the world’s fifth largest economy and will soon enforce strict new privacy laws.The new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), goes into effect on January 1, 2020.Some of the best new technology companies are based in California, so it's no surprise that the state’s gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion.It is the first government in the U.S....

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Is America finally ready to embrace the need for GDPR?
June 24, 2019

As countries across the globe progress with new cybersecurity and data privacy regulations, the United States continues to get by with a patchwork of state and industry-specific regulation.There is little cohesion and there are currently over 90 different digital privacy proposals and over 50 different data breach notification laws - one for each state as well as Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.High profile backers of a...

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