Data Breach

Havenly Data Breach Havenly, an interior design website, was recently a victim of a data breach. A group or individual hacker was able to gain access to databases containing roughly 1.3 million records. How this information was accessed is unclear, however there is a significant amount of informa...

The Weakest Embedded Link

The Weakest Embedded Link One of the most difficult vulnerabilities to overcome is human error. You cannot simply program your employees to only open specific emails or attachments and there is no guarantee that training will be effective. When it comes to phishing, you are only as strong as the ...

The Challenge of Data Transfers from the EU to the U.S.

It has been just over a week since Privacy Shield was invalidated, but it feels much longer. Like many privacy pros, I have spent several hours participating in webinars and working with clients to address how to legally accomplish data exports. My clients' question is consistent, "What do I do ...

EU-US Privacy Shield Found Invalid…Now What?

The EU Court of Justice has made a decision today to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. This is a significant change to the privacy landscape in the United States for companies transferring personal information from the EU. The short version of what was decided is that US companies co...

Collaboration Tools

Privacy Notice on Collaboration Tools In this video Bob Siegel talks about collaboration tools in the market, urging companies to read the privacy notice to ensure the information sent over with those tools is being properly protected.  Stay informed! Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTu...

Coronavirus, Privacy, and Some Teachable Moments

There is a lot going on right now in the world, however, everyone is focused on one thing and that is coronavirus. Oddly enough, or more likely because I have slowly allowed privacy to take over my life, there are some great lessons to pull from this with regards to privacy. Whether it is discuss...

No Shortage of Privacy Information

At 32-pages, the proposed, modified regulations for the CCPA, are much shorter than the actual law.  That 10,000+ word law has had Privacy professionals crazy busy during the last year. If the CCPA regulations are “short”, then what’s not in short supply is an avalanche of information where ...

CCPA Compliance Whirlwind Continues

Proposed Regulations modifications are released While the struggle of getting ready for the CCPA continues, the media has reported mixed results of organizations responding to Consumer Rights requests. Reportedly, some organizations are responding with too much information and some with too littl...

For privacy, 2020 is not for hindsight

It has been an exciting few years for privacy. The passing and enforcement of new laws (such as CCPA and GDPR) and modifications made to others have caused a flurry of activity across organizations of all sizes. Decisions have been made about how meeting the laws’ requirements by changing p...