Category: CCPA

ABC’s of Privacy This Week-April 29,2020

Applause • EDPB adopts COVID-19 guidance on health data processing and Geo-location According to recent reports, the European Data Protection Board has released guidelines on health data processing for research purposes and using Geo-location and other tracking mechanisms to combat COVID-19.The guidelines address the legal basis for processing, cross-border data transfers, safeguards for data subject…
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Data Purpose Can Make All the Difference

Associating data with a business purpose and not a commercial purpose can permit greater data sharing, and avoid the application of the CCPA altogether.  What is the difference between a business purpose and a commercial purpose under the CCPA and why is it important?  In short, the difference is one of what realm of things…
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How CCPA Affects Healthcare

How Does CCPA Affect Healthcare Privacy?

Author: Ethan Heilig For the last two decades, the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) has been the policy that regulated healthcare data in the U.S by making it illegal to share medical information with people or organizations that the patient did not preapprove. However, the scope of data protected by HIPPA is limited.…
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Risks to Be Considered When Responding to DSAR

Magnacrest, a Buckinghamshire-based housing developer, was fined for failure to comply with data subject access requests. This incident serves as a fresh reminder for businesses about the public’s right to review all the personal data that gets processed. While the Magnacrest investigation predated the General Data Protection Regulation and resulted in a small fine, the Information Commissioner’s…
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ABC’s of Privacy This Week – Nov 20, 2019

Welcome to our weekly privacy newsletter to read the latest privacy-related news from across the globe. We classify our weekly privacy newsletter into three parts namely Applause, Breaches and Current News (ABC’s) of Privacy news. For any feedback on our weekly newsletter, please feel free to send your comments to Applause Washington Lawmakers Plan to Launch a…
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How to Establish Privacy Principles Within an Organization

Author: Ethan Heilig Collecting, using, and deleting personal data has recently been the subject of increased political and social scrutiny. Data collection has been at the centre of everything, from congressional hearings to Netflix documentaries. One result of this increased scrutiny is that the E.U. enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect…
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Is Fitbit Users’ Data Safe With Google?

Google Acquires Fitbit Alphabet, Google’s parent company announced on Friday that it is acquiring San-Francisco based smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Fitbit, the pioneer in wearable technology, has also issued a statement that Google was paying $7.35 per share in cash. Fitbit offers a variety of smartwatches that can send messages, make calls as…
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California Consumer Protection Act CCPA Checklist

Checklist to Verify Whether the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) Applies to Your Company

The strongest set of data protection rules to date – GDPR – came into effect across the European Union on May 25, 2018. The intent was to modernize laws protecting the private information of individuals. But what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) really did was pave the way for the implementation of similar regulations…
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Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) – How to Review Them

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 as a way to modernize personal information protection laws. Even a year later, a recent Thomson Reuters survey found businesses worldwide are struggling to comply with the new legal framework. Not only are consumers using data subject access requests (DSARs), but employees…
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