The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have issued a joint security advisory aimed at reminding businesses to be on guard over the Labor Day and other holiday weekends against cyberattacks.

History has shown threat actors often ramp up ransomware and other attacks over holidays when businesses let down their guard.

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There is no quick fix to the Schrems II decision, says European Union Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders.
Per Bloomberg Law: Justice Commissioner Reynders plans to finalize work by the end of this year on clauses that companies use to safely transfer data. In addition, talks with the U.S. will intensify in coming weeks on “sustainable

Privacy Shield is gone but not forgotten.

Adam C. Schlosser, for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), writes on why the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is still a useful data protection governance tool.

“Simply leaving the Privacy Shield program or disregarding its principles would be a mistake, particularly for those organizations that have already built

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is on its way (if approved by voters in November), but what does this mean for you?

  •  First: Assess your core California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance, enforcement starts tomorrow. July 1, 2020.
  • Second: Look beyond the consumer facing CCPA “must haves” and button down other CCPA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has offered tips for data protection during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Consider privacy and security as you’re developing your products and services, and not after launch. Although we will be flexible and reasonable when it comes to bringing enforcement actions against companies engaged in good faith, thoughtful efforts to address the

When asked in comments to the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations whether a loyalty program constitutes a financial incentive under the act, the California Attorney General responded “maybe.”

  • A bill attempting to exempt loyalty programs from certain requirements related to financial incentive programs failed
  • CCPA does not define or exempt loyalty programs
  • Loyalty programs may

According to a new Pew Research survey:

  • Six in ten Americans say that if the government tracked people’s locations through their mobile phones, it wouldn’t make much of a difference in limiting the spread of COVID-19
  •  52% say it would be at least somewhat acceptable for the government to use people’s cellphones to track the

Coronavirus and data protection: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides advice on taking employees’ temperatures.

“Before the COVID-19 crisis, employers could check workers’ body temperatures only in limited circumstances without violating a federal disability law.”

Per the Employment Opportunity Commission during the pandemic employers can:

  • check temperature
  • bar employees with elevated temperatures from entering the

National advertisers continue their efforts to delay enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), despite reports that the Attorney General of California has committed to sticking to the current start date of July 1, 2020. The Attorney General’s office has emphasized the importance of data security. According a report by the International Association of