Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Blog Posts From February 2021
Blog: Canada Introduces Legislation to Revamp Federal Privacy Landscape
Date: February 16, 2021
Title: Canada Introduces Legislation to Revamp Federal Privacy Landscape
Summary: The Canadian House of Commons introduced draft legislation that, if enacted, would align federal Canadian privacy law with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The draft legislation, titled the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA), proposes significant advancements to the current legal regime governing personal data. ...
Blog: Top Five Cybersecurity Suggestions for 2021
Date: February 12, 2021
Title: Top Five Cybersecurity Suggestions for 2021
Summary: As hard as it is to believe, we are already more than a month into 2021 – and our Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team is well on its way to managing over 2,000 data security incidents this year. It serves as an important reminder that a few cybersecurity suggestions can have a big impact as we embrace the months to come. The following are our top five suggestions to enhance the security of your network, detect intruders more quickly, and reduce the scope and expense of data security events this year....
Blog: Don’t Forget the HIPAA Small Breach Notification Deadline of March 1, 2021. It’s Right Around the Corner!
Date: February 10, 2021
Title: Don’t Forget the HIPAA Small Breach Notification Deadline of March 1, 2021. It’s Right Around the Corner!
Summary: Despite all that made 2020 an unusual year, data security incidents did not slow down. For organizations that are covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the deadline to report small incidents is fast approaching. Organizations that experienced a data security incident in 2020, which affected the protected health information (PHI) of less than 500 individuals, have until March 1, 2021 to submit their notification to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services....
Blog: CCPA 2.0 and the Changing Privacy Landscape, Part V: New & Expanded Consumer Rights
Date: February 08, 2021
Title: CCPA 2.0 and the Changing Privacy Landscape, Part V: New & Expanded Consumer Rights
Summary: The newly-passed California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) includes additional and expanded consumer rights not currently existing under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This fifth installment in our series about the changes to the CCPA brought by the CPRA focuses on consumers’ new rights of correction and access to certain personal information and revisions to certain existing consumer rights in the CCPA, including rights to know (and access), deletion, non-discrimination, and rights for minors....