Written by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. New York's SHIELD Act has passed the New York Senate, and now awaits passage in the Assembly before it goes to the Governor to sign into law.  While the Act contains new rules regarding data breaches and data breach notification, businesses should be most concerned about the increased geographic coverage of the Act, and the new requirement that businesses implement "reasonable safeguards to protect

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. Third Party Data Breach to Blame for Data Leaks of Major Hotel Chains CPO Magazine When stories about major data leaks break, they're usually headlined with the amount of personal data records that were exposed. This story is a little

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers USA TODAY A day after Quest Diagnostics announced 12 million patients were affected by a data breach, another medical testing company says its patients' data

Written by: Anthony E. Stewart, Esq. Brazil is one of the latest countries to implement comprehensive data privacy regulation. Brazilian President Michel Temer recently signed into law the General Law of Protection of Personal Data, which goes into effect in February, 2020. The new law imposes detailed rules for the collection, processing, and storage of personal data, and its key provisions closely mirror the European Union’s General Data Protection

Written by: Anthony E. Stewart, Esq. India’s draft privacy law, Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, is an important step as India moves toward a digital economy; however, it is one of the more controversial privacy laws amongst privacy experts.  Critics have accused India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party of creating a “surveillance state” after it passed the Information Technology Act last year, which allowed 10 federal government

Written by: Chase Langhorne, Esq. As the first year of GDPR's governance comes to a close, the hysteria has subsided, but the reality of the reach of GDPR is all the more real. Since its May 25, 2018 effective date European State Data Protection Authorities ("DPA") have received more than 64,000 data breach notifications. Those 64,000 notifications have resulted in more than €56,000,000 ($62,500,000) in fines issued under enforcement actions. A

Written by: Chase Langhorne, Esq. It may come as a surprise, but only 11 states have constitutional provisions that contain an explicit right to privacy. Specifically, California voters amended their state constitution to include the right of privacy among the inalienable rights of all people in 1972. In 2018, the California legislature passed the  California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), the first data privacy legislation of its kind in

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. First American Financial Data Leak Exposed Millions of Mortgage-Related Files Yahoo News The website Krebs on Security reported late Friday that security flaws in First American's website had exposed digitized documents related to

Compiled by: Richard Sheinis, Esq. California lawmakers block expansion of data privacy law Santa Rosa Press Democrat SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state's sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech

Written by: Anthony E. Stewart, Esq. Your cell phone rings.  You look down, and to your delight, it’s your daughter.  She’s in college now and remembering to ‘give mom a call every once in a while’ seems to be an impossible task.  You quickly answer, and your delight immediately turns to terror: “We have your daughter,” a voice on the other side of the phone says.  “If you don’t