4 min read

    Thinking About Building An In-house Data Integration Solution?

    By Preston Ketchum on 6/10/20 1:23 PM

    Think about NASA.
    Topics: Flexibility Security Compliance Technology Data Security GDPR
    3 min read

    Are you ready for LGPD?

    By Preston Ketchum on 6/1/20 12:42 PM

    On April 3, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved a Bill of Law (“PL 1179/2020”), which includes a number of emergency measures intended to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Of particular interest to us, one provision delays the effective date of the Brazilian Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais, “LGPD”) until January 2021. Fines and sanctions for companies that fail to comply with the LGPD are now scheduled to become effective August 2021.

    Topics: Compliance lgpd
    6 min read

    Three Ways to Gain Consumer Trust

    By Karen Martin on 2/11/20 1:05 PM

    With e-comm accounting for 13.7% of global retail sales in 2019that’s 3.453 trillion dollars—and rising, companies who step back to embrace the challenges head on will find golden opportunities to keep data safe will be the ones who not only avoid penalties and expensive data breaches, but also increase consumer trust.

    Topics: Security Compliance Data Security
    4 min read

    5 Things To Know in a Post-CCPA World

    By Yetunde Abass on 2/4/20 10:04 AM

    As of this writing, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has only been in effect for a few weeks but has already changed the way many companies inside and outside of the Golden State do business.

    Topics: Compliance CCPA Page Post Data Security
    5 min read

    The Ethics of Collecting Consumer Data

    By Karen Martin on 1/28/20 5:44 AM

    Discussions of business use of consumer data often focus on legal issues, like risks and regulations. For good reason: the massive amount of personal information collected by governments and businesses can cause potential harm and huge fines if misused. So much so that newer privacy regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) limit uses of data and seek to give power back to the consumer.

    Topics: Security Compliance Data Security
    4 min read

    Navigating New Regulations for Children's Apps

    By Yetunde Abass on 1/22/20 10:17 AM

    The year 2019 was a time of reckoning for the industry of children's apps. In February, ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, was hit with a $5.7 million fine from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for illegally collecting names, email addresses, pictures, and the geographic locations of children under 13 in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

    Topics: Security Compliance Data Security
    5 min read

    Is Your Data Compliant with HIPAA?

    By Yetunde Abass on 1/3/20 12:19 PM

    Perhaps more than any other industry, healthcare must be a leader in securing personal information. Breaches happen, and healthcare information is perhaps most sensitive. The amount of information that healthcare providers, payers, and adjacent entities collect on individuals is vast and includes not just medical information, but also financial and personally-identifying data.

    Topics: Compliance Data Security
    5 min read

    The Impact of Data Regulations on Adtech

    By Yetunde Abass on 12/23/19 8:30 AM

    If you’ve spent any amount of time on the public internet, you’ve encountered adtech. The underlying technology responsible for ads that follow you across the web and appear at the top of your search results is becoming a larger and more important industry every day.

    Adtech is, of course, fueled by data. In an age where increased data collection is the norm, and concerns about privacy and security are on the rise, we thought it would be useful to take a deeper dive into this industry.

    Topics: Compliance CCPA Page Post Data Security
    5 min read

    The Impact of Data Regulations on Martech and Adtech

    By Yetunde Abass on 12/17/19 11:28 AM

    We have spent some time on this blog discussing data privacy, security, and the regulations around how business can use personal information. While we have focused mostly on the highly-regulated industries of healthcare and finance, we thought it was important to spend some time discussing two industries that are growing in scale and importance—marketing and advertising tech.

    Topics: Compliance CCPA Page Post Data Security
    7 min read

    Taking a Closer Look at the Data: PII

    By Yetunde Abass on 8/1/19 10:48 AM

    With every week there seems to be another story about a data breach or a company being held accountable for a previous one. States and jurisdictions are racing to put laws on the books to protect consumer privacy and/or mitigate damage of data exposure.

    But what data are these laws protecting?

    Topics: Security Compliance personal data pii data data regulation
    5 min read

    CCPA: Where We Go From Here

    By Yetunde Abass on 7/11/19 6:01 PM

    We’ve spent some time on this blog discussing the intricacies of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and how companies should prepare for its start in January 2020. An equally important exercise is looking to the future of not just CCPA, but data privacy laws more broadly. It’s likely that CCPA will be just the first of multiple data privacy laws in the United States, and this potential patchwork of state laws may spur the federal government to develop a nationwide standard.

    Topics: Compliance forecasting CCPA data regulation
    5 min read

    Are You Ready For CCPA?

    By Yetunde Abass on 6/20/19 12:55 PM

    We’re less than six months away from when the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will take effect. On January 1, 2020 more than half a million US-based companies will be subject to the California law meant to give consumers more control over their personal information.

    Topics: Compliance CCPA data regulation