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Privacy and Data Security Risks During COVID-19 Pandemic

Organizations of all sizes are facing daunting technological and logistical challenges, as much of the country’s workforce adjusts to working remotely.  Privacy and data security risks only add to these challenges.

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Washington State Reconsiders Privacy Regulations

With the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) now in effect as of January 1, 2020, other states are moving to consider comprehensive privacy legislation.

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Privacy Law and Broken Robots: Public Hearings on CCPA Regulations Voice Concern

Unless you have been living under a data protection rock, or have no interaction with the world’s fifth largest economy, you are likely aware that the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020.

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SEC Identifies Cybersecurity Compliance Issues Following Examinations

On April 16, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued a Risk Alert following OCIE’s examinations of investment advisers and broker-dealers. The Risk Alert identified some of the key compliance issues in the recent examinations related to Regulation S-P, which is the SEC’s principle rule covering privacy notices and policies and practices required to safeguard customer records and information. 

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New Jersey: Fail to Protect ePHI and You May Be Banned from Doing Business in the State

On October 30, 2018 the New Jersey Attorney General entered into a Final Consent Judgment with ATA Consulting, doing business as Best Medical Transcription, and its owner, Tushar Mathur (collectively “Defendants”), resolving a 2016 security breach that resulted in the publication of personal health information of over 1,600 New Jersey residents. As a result of the Consent Judgment, Defendants were fined $200,000 and Mr. Mathur was permanently banned from managing or owning a business in New Jersey.

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