Privacy Happenings – April 2022

In Case You Missed It:  This Month’s Privacy Topics Sanity: Implement a Privacy Framework For privacy professionals attempting to implement privacy and data security programs, it’s a tumultuous journey.  Existing regulatory requirements are changing – consider the amendments made to the CCPA by the CPRA and those recently passed for the VCDPA.  New US state or country laws continue to … Read More

February 2022 Privacy Newsletter

Spotlight: How to Implement and Maintain a Privacy Compliance Program We live in the era of Big Data and, according to estimates, the volume of business data worldwide, across all companies, doubles every 1.2 years. Unlike oil, which is a precious resource of limited availability, data is voluminous – in fact, organizations are drowning in data, and many have unwittingly … Read More

How To Implement and Maintain a Privacy Compliance Program – an introduction

By: Linda Coniglio, Information Governance and Privacy Specialist, CIPP/US When British mathematician Clive Humby coined the quote “Data is the New Oil” back in 2006, he surely couldn’t have imagined just how data driven businesses would become over the next 15 years, nor could he probably imagine just how voluminous data would become in the world or how many new … Read More

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Be a Data Privacy Champion

By Linda Coniglio, Director, Privacy and Information Governance Data Privacy Week aims to inspire dialogue and empower individuals and companies to take action. Data Privacy Week is an international effort to empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust! In consideration for Data Privacy Week, we are emphasizing the importance of protecting your privacy when shopping … Read More

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Innovative Driven Announces Commitment to Respecting Data by Becoming a 2022 Data Privacy Week Champion

This year’s initiative emphasizes educating businesses on data collection best practices that respect data privacy and promoting transparency. Falls Church, VA & Arlington, VA (January 24, 2022) — Innovative Driven (ID) today announced its commitment to Data Privacy Week by registering as a Champion. As a Champion, Innovative Driven recognizes and supports the principle that all organizations share the responsibility … Read More

Privacy Headlines – 2021 in Review

Data Breaches Data breaches frequently made the headlines throughout 2021. Phishing and ransomware proved to be the two most popular tools for bad actors. Fines and number of affected individuals were massive — not to mention service disruption. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack by DarkSide disrupted the petroleum supply chain along much of the East Coast. Facebook saw 214 million … Read More

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Info Gov 101: What is Information Governance & Why it is Critical for Your Organization?

Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy & Information Governance Information governance (IG) is a framework for managing data by establishing policies & procedures for how information is created, stored, used, valued and deleted. It encompasses the policies, standards, processes, metrics, and roles guiding the efficient and effective use of information for your organization to realize its objectives. An important goal of … Read More

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Virginia is Set to Become the 2nd U.S. State to Pass a 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