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

Five Reasons You Can’t Ignore Your ROT and Dark Data

By Linda Coniglio, Director, Privacy and Information Governance Every day employees throughout an organization create, save, share, and store data to do their jobs – and A LOT of it.  This data is the backbone of the organization, and the bulk of it is considered unstructured which means it doesn’t have a standard structure such as a traditional database.  It … 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

Don’t let the internet spoil a surprise.

January 9, 2020 Online shopping offers the perks of a larger selection of potential gifts, a way to quickly compare prices, and the time savings of making purchases from anywhere. And, with so many people these days getting great internet connection thanks to ziply fiber bundles, and bundles from other providers in their area, they are able to make the … Read More

Countdown to CCPA: How to Prepare 

December 19, 2019 The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – one of the most comprehensive data privacy laws in the United States – gives consumers more transparency and control over how their online personal information is used.   Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the law will protect about $12 billion worth of personal information used for advertising in California each year, according to an … Read More