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Privacy Law Basics: Stop Callin' Me! Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

The fifth law in our series is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, often abbreviated as "TCPA." Statute Telephone Consumer Protection Act .. Read More

"It's About Trust, Stupid": Why Countries (& Companies) Need to Grasp the Value Proposition of Privacy

"It's the economy, stupid" has long been part of the American lexicon as a euphemism for boiling a broad, complicated topic down to a foundational.. Read More

Data Privacy Day is Saturday, January 28th. (Please celebrate responsibly.)

What?  You had no idea?  Of course you didn't. All joking aside, this Saturday indeed will mark our second decade of celebrating Data Privacy Day.. Read More

Privacy Law Basics: Back to School. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The fourth law in our series is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, often abbreviated as "FERPA." Statute Family Educational Rights.. Read More

Privacy Law Basics: Don't be Glib! Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)

The third law in our series is the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, often abbreviated as "GLBA" or pronounced "GLIBBA" (not a fan of that one). Statute .. Read More

"Alexa: Please Conduct a Personal Privacy Impact Assessment"

We in the privacy profession have long used a tool called the Privacy Impact Assessment, or "PIA." The use of PIAs is a long-standing best practice.. Read More

Twelve Days of Data Governance

As we count down the waning days of 2016 and enjoy the holidays with family and friends, it is the perfect time to take account of your business'.. Read More

Tick, Tick, Tick: Yahoo! Reminds Us (Again) the Clock is Ticking With Data Breach Notification

Timing is everything. Indeed, we have all heard these wise words shared when we are being counseled on the value of patience in our lives. Well, the.. Read More

There are no small breaches: OCR settles with UMASS Amherst

So we are barely out of November, and we have our thirteenth major HIPAA enforcement action for 2016. On November 22, 2016, the Office of Civil.. Read More