White Paper – 5 Steps You Must Take to Prepare for the CCPA

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act creates new protections for the personal data of California residents and new requirements for the businesses that process it. With CCPA’s 12-month look back from the effective date, enforcement beginning July 2020, and a private right of action tied to data breaches, some critical action is needed now.   Go to the IAPP Site for full story and white paper:

https://iapp.org/resources/article/white-paper-5-steps-you-must-take-to-prepare-for-the-ccpa/ 

Focusing on Privacy Won’t Solve Facebook’s Problems

At Facebook’s annual developer conference on April 30, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a major change for the social media platform: a shift to privacy. Facebook’s redesign, which was first announced in a blog post in March, aims to prioritize private, encrypted messaging (on Facebook Messenger as well as Facebook-acquired WhatsApp and Instagram’s Direct Messaging) and Facebook groups over the more public “town square”-style News Feed that has been the cornerstone of the platform since its founding. Private messaging, Zuckerberg argued, is the future of social media communications.

 

Full Post: https://www.lawfareblog.com/focusing-privacy-wont-solve-facebooks-problems

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back into the Water – CCPA 2, the Sequel

f you’ve been feeling encouraged about your company’s preparation for the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) launch on January 1, 2020, you may not want to breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Alastair Mactaggart, the founder and board chair of Californians for Consumer Privacy (one of the coauthors of the CCPA), is hoping that a new initiative that he announced is put on the November 2020 ballot in California. Mactaggart filed the 51-page ballot initiative with the California Attorney General on Sept. 25, 2019, with minor modifications made in an updated filing on Oct. 2, 2019.

 

Full Story: https://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/ccpa/just-when-you-thought-it-was-safe-to-go-back-into-the-water-ccpa-2-the-sequel/

California governor gives nod of approval to seven CCPA amendments

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed revisions to the California Consumer Privacy Act, which becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2020. The amendments add a bit more clarity and provide a partial but mostly temporary reprieve for those who must comply with it.

“The seven amendments signed by Governor Gavin Newsom alleviate some short-term issues for business,” explains Cillian Kieran, the CEO of data privacy company Ethyca.

Full Story:

https://www.complianceweek.com/data-privacy/california-governor-gives-nod-of-approval-to-7-ccpa-amendments/27879.article#.XasbjE2JJO8.linkedin

China’s New Cybersecurity Program: NO Place to Hide

The Chinese government has been working for several years on a comprehensive Internet security/surveillance program.  This program is based on the Cybersecurity Law adopted on 2016. The plan is vast and includes a number of subsidiary laws and regulations. On December 1, 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security announced it will finally roll-out the full plan.

Full Story: https://www.chinalawblog.com/2019/09/chinas-new-cybersecurity-program-no-place-to-hide.html

Is Ireland breaching EU rules by underfunding data regulator?

Complaint filed with European Commission over decision not to give more to watchdog

For a Government obsessed with the optics it is surprising how often this current administration does things that leave it wide open to criticism.

FULL STORY: https://www-irishtimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/is-ireland-breaching-eu-rules-by-underfunding-data-regulator-1.4047897?mode=amp

Data on 92M Brazilians found for sale on underground forums

Several members-only dark web forums are reportedly auctioning what appears to be a stolen government database featuring the personal information of 92 million Brazilian citizens.

The 16GB SQL database contains such information as name, birth date, mother’s name, gender and tax details including taxpayer IDs, according to BleepingComputer, which credits the discovery to a researcher with the Twitter user name Breach Radar.

 

Check out this article at: https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/data-breach/data-on-92m-brazilians-found-for-sale-on-underground-forums/