September 13, 2019 marked the last day of California’s 2019 legislative session and, importantly, the last call for any 2019 amendments to the landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Credit reporting companies would be subject to supervision and examination authority by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and would be barred from using Social Security numbers, under new legislation proposed by Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.).
The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced headline grabbing proposed fines against British Airways and Marriott International, Inc. for alleged violations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In a late-night hearing on Tuesday, the California State Senate’s Judiciary Committee deliberated on a suite of proposed amendments to the state’s comprehensive new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
The cyber threat landscape is continually evolving.
On June 17, the New York State Senate passed S5575B, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act to amend the state’s breach notification law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa.
On June 14, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 4390 to amend the state’s data breach notification law, and with that Texas joins a growing list of states passing privacy legislation in 2019.
Since May 7, 2019, the city of Baltimore has been debilitated by a ransomware attack on its IT systems.
Nevada has just passed its own privacy law, SB 220, allowing consumers to opt out of data sales by web operators in exchange for monetary consideration.
California’s sweeping consumer privacy and data security law, the California Consumer Privacy Act, is set to take effect in 2020 despite concerns that big problems with the new law remain unresolved.