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Public Backlash Calls Use of Facial Recognition Systems into Question


By on Jun 25, 2020
Posted In Big Data, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Workplace Privacy

In recent weeks and months, legal and technical issues related to use of facial recognition systems in the United States have received national attention, including concerns that the technology lacks accuracy in identifying non-white individuals and that its widespread use by police departments may play a role in racially discriminatory policing. Privacy considerations will play...

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Washington State Takes the Lead in CCPA Copycat Legislation Race, Trends Emerge


By and on Mar 6, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data Privacy

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect on January 1, 2020, “copycat” legislation has been introduced at a dizzying pace by state legislatures across the country. Taking their cues from CCPA, at last count 16 states have borrowed language from California’s watershed law regarding consumer notices, data subject rights requests, and definitions of...

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Privacy and Data Security: 2020 Considerations for the Insurance Industry


By on Feb 7, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy

With the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) having taken effect on January 1, 2020, the privacy and data security landscape for insurance carriers, producers and insurtech (collectively, “insurers”) continues to grow more complex. A number of states have also recently passed laws regulating data security in the insurance industry, with the first transition...

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Tackling Increased Cybersecurity Requirements in the Defense Industrial Base


By , , , and on Feb 3, 2020
Posted In Cybersecurity

On January 30, 2020, the US Department of Defense (DoD) released version 1.0 of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework, which is available here, with appendices available here. This highly anticipated 390-page release supersedes the prior draft versions, the last of which was released in December 2019. The DoD will begin requiring contractors to obtain certification...

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