03 Jan 2020

California Adopts Strictest Privacy Law in U.S.

On Wednesday, California’s 2018 privacy law went into effect, making California the US state with the strictest privacy law. The law, The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) includes implications like strict requirements for companies to notify users about data usage and monetization and requiring companies to offer tools for opting

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27 Nov 2019

Most businesses have yet to allocate a CCPA compliance budget

A recent survey by Egress shows that only 48% of organizations plan to meet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance deadline of January 1 2020, including 30% of firms that are already compliant and 18% that plan to achieve this by the end of the year. 27% of companies

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29 Oct 2019

Companies unprepared to deal with mobile attacks, synthetic identity fraud, CCPA compliance

92% of companies are worried about synthetic identity fraud (SIF), and 40% have noted a rise in SIF in the past year, according to a new survey by IDology. Mobile attacks have also increased by 40% in the same period. The rise of SIF and mobile attacks is especially considering

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25 Oct 2019

Study Reveals the Worst State for Online Privacy

A new report by Comparitech identifies Wyoming as the worst US state in terms of laws governing the online privacy of citizens. The study checked for the presence of privacy laws covering 20 criteria. In Wyoming, only one of those criteria was met. The state was followed by Idaho, Iowa,

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16 Aug 2019

What You Really Need To Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

There is something you really need to know about the State of California. They have optimized around a key function that they do very very well. They know how to collect money from corporations. They know how to collect taxes, and know how to levy large fines and collect on them. The business that owes California money will pay, and the State will likely do everything in their power to make sure they pay as much as the law allows. Keep this in mind as you read our guidance on the CCPA.

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06 Aug 2019

There is widespread business confusion and ignorance about the upcoming CCPA regulation

A new ESET survey reveals that the vast majority of businesses are still completely unprepared for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which goes into effect on the first day of 2020. While a mere 11.8% of organizations know whether or not the CCPA affects them,  44.2% of businesses aren’t

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13 Jun 2019

84% of US employees have never heard of GDPR

A new report by ObserveIT’s highlights the poor state of employee awareness of data protection regulations in the US. While 59% of survey respondents from the US and the UK deal with sensitive data on a daily basis, a majority of US employees (53%) said they were not familiar with

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17 May 2019

Half of companies missed GDPR deadline, 70% admit systems won’t scale

A new DataGrail survey shows that half of US companies were not GDPR compliant by the time the EU’s sweeping data protection bill went into effect on May 25, 2018, despite having been given two years notice. The report also found that the majority (52%) of firms took at least

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02 May 2019

Only 55% of companies plan to be ready for CCPA implementation

A new study by OneTrust and the IAPP shows that a significant minority of companies (45%) are not aiming to achieve compliance under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) before the new legislation goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. One in four organizations (25%) plan to reach compliance by

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20 Mar 2019

Businesses failing to meet California Consumer Privacy Act compliance goals

A new report by TrustArc indicates that with less than 10 months left before California’s sweeping new data protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect, only 14% of organizations are already compliant with the new legislation, while 16% of firms haven’t even started preparing for compliance

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