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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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Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law Still Pending


By on Jan 22, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection, Data breach, Data Privacy

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has forced companies across the United States (and even globally) to seriously consider how they handle the personal information they collect from consumers. By its terms, however, the CCPA only protects the privacy interests of California residents; other “copy-cat” privacy laws proposed or enacted in other states similarly would...

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A Sale or Not a Sale? The Digital Advertising Debate


By , and on Jan 17, 2020
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Protection, Data Privacy, Ecommerce, Email/Spam, Social Media

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires businesses who engage in sales of personal information, to offer consumers the right to opt out of such sales through a “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link or button on their websites. These “Do Not Sell” obligations present a particularly thorny question for businesses that participate in...

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