Data Privacy


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    CalChamber seeks state Supreme Court review of privacy case

    The California Chamber of Commerce is advancing its argument that voters wanted a one-year gap between adoption and enforcement of updated regulations under the state’s landmark consumer privacy law.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Old data is the scourge of most breaches

    Having a strict data retention policy can reduce the severity of a breach by limiting an organization’s most vulnerable information, breach response specialists say. 

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Companies struggle with decarbonization due to internal governance, data issues

    Most organizations are committed to decarbonization, but a siloed approach, bureaucracy and data challenges stand in the way of success, an Engie report says.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Feb. 20, 2024
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    California privacy agency can enforce updated regulations, court rules

    Businesses are urged to review their privacy practices to make sure they are in compliance with all elements of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    61% of organizations faced regulatory proceedings in 2023, report finds

    Survey respondents said state and federal regulatory changes are contributing to fears about increased exposure to regulatory disputes, according to Norton Rose Fulbright.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    The forward-thinking GC: Growing an in-house career with AI know-how

    If artificial intelligence can detect red flags for cancer on brain scans and manage air traffic, can it help in-house legal teams manage contract reviews and redact privileged information from a data set?

    Feb. 12, 2024
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    Contractual obligations driving data privacy, cybersecurity upgrades

    To secure work from business partners, more companies are having to get serious about having the right technical and legal safeguards, a specialist says.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Data breach class actions are on the rise, report finds

    The data breach cases also presented difficulties for the courts around issues of standing and uninjured class members, the Duane Morris report found.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    State data privacy laws called toothless by public interest groups

    With the exception of California, states don’t allow a private right of action and companies can collect more data than they need, experts say.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Law firm security breaches are fairly common, survey finds

    The tech decision-makers surveyed said improved training and technology would help their law firms become better prepared to address cybersecurity threats.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Fed bans ex-banker, fines 3 others over data handling

    A bank’s former CFO received more than 280,000 electronic documents — some containing confidential supervisory information — shortly after he was terminated from the bank in 2019, the Fed said.

    By Dan Ennis • Jan. 18, 2024
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    Importance of boards before, during and after a cyber incident

    The best practice is to get members of the board involved at the right time. 

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Cloud concentration poses challenges for businesses, survey finds

    “The risk associated with cloud concentration is fast losing its ‘emerging’ status as it is becoming a widely recognized risk for most enterprises,” a Gartner director said.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    FTC X-Mode settlement focuses on sensitive data

    The company must set up a system to ensure sensitive information, like where people live or get their healthcare, doesn’t get included in data it collects and sells.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2024

    AI, labor, antitrust, bankruptcies, women GCs and cross-collaboration are among the headlines in-house counsel can expect this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 9, 2024
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    NYT said to be using ChatGPT copyright suit as negotiating tactic

    The company is less interested in going to trial than generating licensing revenue from the use of its content in training GenAI tools, a tech specialist says.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Cyber risk strategies in hot seat as SEC rules go live

    The SEC wants to make sure companies are better prepared to mitigate material breaches, ransomware or nation-state espionage attacks.

    By David Jones • Dec. 21, 2023
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    California privacy agency backs opt-out preference for consumers

    The regulator would like to see legislation requiring web browser vendors to make it easier for consumers to prevent the selling and sharing of their personal information.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    Regulatory compliance tops risk concerns for GCs, report finds

    Chief legal officers are also increasingly concerned about emerging data sources such as collaboration tools and chat applications, but feel unprepared to handle the associated risks. 

    By Dec. 18, 2023
  • 3 tips for SEC cyber rule stragglers

    The Dec. 18 compliance deadline applies to all covered entities other than smaller reporting businesses, which will be subject to the breach reporting mandates as of June 5 of next year.

    By Alexei Alexis • Dec. 14, 2023
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    FBI to field SEC cyber incident disclosure delay requests

    Publicly-traded companies can request incident disclosure delays, but the bar is high. A filing would have to pose a significant threat to public safety or national security.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 12, 2023
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    Businesses face automated decisionmaking disclosures under proposed California regulations

    Companies using automated technology to make decisions in areas such as employment would have to provide consumers with a variety of information about their activities.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Companies are getting smarter about cyber incidents

    Although incidents are up and risks are expanding, companies are better prepared to send threat actors away empty-handed, a specialist says.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    File-transfer services, rich with sensitive data, are under attack

    Exposure can occur if any vendor in an organization’s supply chain transfers sensitive data that was ultimately compromised by an upstream attack.

    By Matt Kapko • Nov. 14, 2023
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    California’s Delete Act won’t hit most companies on privacy

    The law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week gives consumers a single portal to have their personal information deleted across the board, but it only applies to data compiled by brokers.

    By Oct. 12, 2023