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Privacy Regulations Popping Up Like Spring Flowers

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance  California and Virginia have passed comprehensive privacy regulations.  The California law has been amended.  More than 10 other states have introduced privacy legislation.  Plus a federal privacy bill has been introduced.  Such a patchwork of regulations makes implementing a compliance program a challenge.  Read about best practices learned from companies who … Read More

The first 24 hours: data breach checklist for legal and compliance

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services Every 11 seconds this year, a business will experience a ransomware attack, according to a projection by Cybersecurity Ventures. Back in 2016, the frequency was about every 40 seconds. Cyberattacks were burgeoning even before COVID-19. The surge in remote work during the pandemic has only opened up more cybersecurity vulnerabilities and increased … Read More

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Virginia — Set to Become the Second U.S. State to Pass a Comprehensive Data Privacy Regulation

By: Nate Latessa, VP, Corporate Services | Innovative Discovery The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) has passed both the House and Senate and awaits reconciliation which is believed to be a mere formality.  Governor Ralph Northam supports the measure if reconciliation doesn’t introduce too many changes.  The Virginia legislative session is over March 1.  The Governor then has 30 days to … Read More

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Data Privacy Day Jan 28th, 2021

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Data Privacy and Information Governance | Innovative Discovery Fact: 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. It goes without saying, then, that if data privacy and security have been on your mind, or a more frequent topic of discussion at your organization, you’re not alone. Data Privacy Day is about raising awarenessMany executives, managers, and … Read More