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Is Your Company Still Running Windows 7? READ THIS!

USA - January 10 2020 If you haven’t been paying attention to all the Microsoft warnings for the past year and your company is still running Windows 7, time’s up. After…

CCPA QOTD: Isn’t every vendor a “service provider” under the CCPA?

USA - December 23 2019 The short answer is “no”. The CCPA has a specific definition for “service provider” at Section 1798.140(v) - see our annotated version of the CCPA…

CCPA QOTD: What are the employee/applicant and “business to business” exemptions?

USA - December 19 2019 Because the term “consumer” is so broad in the CCPA (remember: it’s any California resident), it would have applied to employee and job applicant data…

CCPA QOTD: What are the penalties for non-compliance with the CCPA?

USA - December 18 2019 Unless you have been living off the grid for the past year, you likely know that we are now down to 13 days and counting to the effective date of the…

Revised Guidelines on the Territorial Scope of the GDPR and Local Representatives

European Union - December 2 2019 The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) recently published an updated version of its guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR, which were…

The California Consumer Privacy Act - A Brief Guide for Covered Employers

USA - October 29 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act becomes effective on January 1, 2020 with an amendment that impacts California employers. Covered businesses…

Analysis of Attorney General Regulations to CCPA - Part 4: Special Rules Regarding Minors

USA - October 21 2019 The California Attorney General’s CCPA draft regulations impose additional requirements for collection of data from children under 13 on top…

Analysis of Attorney General Regulations to CCPA - Part 3: Verification Procedures

USA - October 18 2019 The California Attorney General’s draft regulations specify how businesses verify consumers’ identities when they receive consumers’ data…

Analysis of Attorney General Regulations to CCPA - Part 3: Business Practices for Handling Consumer Requests

USA - October 17 2019 Within Article 3 (pages 10-18), the regulations detail important requirements that every business must follow when providing and fulfilling…

Analysis of Attorney General Regulations to the CCPA- Part 1: Notices to Consumers

USA - October 16 2019 Article 2 (see pages 3 through 10) of the California Attorney General’s CCPA draft regulations specify certain notices that must be given to…