Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Blog Posts From July 2018
Blog: Equifax Agrees to New Data Security Measures in Consent Order with Eight State Regulatory Agencies
Date: July 25, 2018
Title: Equifax Agrees to New Data Security Measures in Consent Order with Eight State Regulatory Agencies
Summary: On September 7, 2017, the consumer reporting agency Equifax announced one of the most highly publicized cybersecurity incidents in history, which may have exposed more than 143 million Americans’ personally identifiable information (PII). Equifax claimed that malicious actors gained unauthorized access to certain files containing consumers’ PII, including Social Security numbers and payment card information, between May and July of 2017....
Blog: European Parliament Votes to Suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
Date: July 10, 2018
Title: European Parliament Votes to Suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
Summary: On July 5, 2018, the European Parliament voted to suspend the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield), an agreement between the United States and the European Union regarding the obligations of U.S.-based companies to protect Europeans’ personal data. ...
Blog: California Enacts Sweeping, EU-Style Privacy Law
Date: July 06, 2018
Title: California Enacts Sweeping, EU-Style Privacy Law
Summary: On June 28, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 375 into law, a robust bill that provides substantially broader privacy rights to California consumers regarding how certain businesses can collect, use, sell, and disclose their personal information. The new law requires such businesses to be more transparent in their data collection and sharing practices....