Privacy Updates for 2021
If you thought 2020 was a challenging year for privacy solutions given the pandemic, just wait until 2021, which is expected to be filled with turmoil and upheaval. Businesses around the world will have to prepare for changes to current legislation, as well as new federal laws coming into effect all over the globe. There are many battles to come between privacy advocates and national demands. By 2021, companies can expect an onslaught of rapid changes, compliance dates, and penalties if unable to meet the new needs.
What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?
Safeguarding your consumer data is your agency’s responsibility, be it a small business, large enterprise, or even a government entity to protect the information from abuse or breaches of their data systems. Ways that can be done is through redaction, anonymization, or de-identification of the data. Once data has been used, or reached the end of its lifespan, it must be destroyed.
CCPA is Here | Are You Compliant?
It would be in the best interest of your business to get on board. July 1, 2020, is the day that the California AG and all of California’s residents will have an opportunity to hold your company to account. Severe financial penalties will now follow failure to comply. There can be lawsuits, state, and consumer fines. For a company handling large amounts of consumer data, a single breach can cost them $2500 per consumer.
What Information Should Be Redacted from Medical Records?
Data Privacy in healthcare has become a hot button issue in the news lately, especially with firms such as Facebook coming under increasing scrutiny in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Did you know, according to recent legislation, patients or their legal representatives have the right to request access to their medical records?
Compliant Data For Authorized Eyes Only
The Information Commissioner’s Office reported 75 cases of ‘ failure to redact ‘ in the final quarter of 2019. Document redaction in the digital age is becoming more difficult than it should be. The first question to ask do you have redaction software in your organization, and if so, how does it handle different file types?
Set Your Sights on Washington State
Washington State will be implementing the new Washington Privacy Act (WPA) which was recently released for the public. Washington has not only met the standards provided by the CCPA but has upped the ante for all future privacy legislation to come. The bill is so comprehensive that it may lead as an example for more upcoming changes in proposed federal legislation, and other state legislations across the country.
Financial Institutions and the Impact of New Privacy Regulations
Sometimes it is not as clear to the consumer or even the business owner the difference between confidentiality and privacy. This is why it is good to have a privacy professional help walk you through your audit and help with an understanding of the type of data you have and how it is being used.
How GDPR Affects American Companies
Cybersecurity and data privacy will continue to be one of the most important topics discussed in the world, whether we are talking about governments or corporations. While Europe might be leading the charge, the truth is that many individuals all across the world are wondering about how their data might be collected, harvested, or exploited, and this might lead to more legislation.
FOIA 2000 Vs. GDPR | An Analysis
The primary goal behind FOIA is to increase public transparency where there is no way for public organizations to hide any half-hearted attempts to comply with GDPR. This transparency now also applies to compliance with GDPR. There is currently no excuse for complying with data protection for public organizations subject to FOIA.