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Changing Data Breach Laws: Michigan

In 2018, former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law House Bill 6406 (Public Act 649 of 2018). This law exempts entities regulated by the insurance code from Michigan’s Identity Theft Protection Act. As of January 20, 2020, this law is in effect.

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Changing Data Breach Laws: The New York SHIELD Act

Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), amending New York State’s existing data breach notification law and creating new data security requirements for businesses collecting private information on New York Residents. 

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On Our Radar: October 11, 2019

It probably isn’t often that the world of privacy professionals is likened to a soap opera. However, if you really think about it, is the privacy world really all that far off from this genre of daytime television? The melodrama. The suspense. The evil twins!

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On Our Radar: July 25, 2019

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are well into our summer routines at this point – backyard barbeques, longer days, and warmer (or much too warm!) weather is being enjoyed by all. That’s the ideal, at least. Just as they say there’s no rest for the wicked, there is also no rest for those […]

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On Our Radar: July 19, 2019

Legal practitioners know firsthand the challenges in remaining compliant with data breach notification laws. Beyond the high-profile phishing, formjacking, and ransomware attacks, the everyday incident – a lost laptop, a misdirected letter – typically makes up the bulk of a privacy professional’s caseload. That’s not to say the work itself is routine or everyday. Consider:

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On Our Radar: July 12, 2019

If you’re in the States, you may have spent a long holiday weekend celebrating the 4th of July with neighborhood BBQs and summer night skies lit up with fireworks. Rolling into the office Monday morning after a holiday weekend can be a hustle – catching up on what you’ve missed, getting back into the work […]

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Introducing tougher penalties for data breaches in Australia

A little over a year ago, an amendment to Australia’s Privacy Act 1988 established mandatory data breach notification obligations. Called the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (NDB), these new requirements meant that organizations subject to the Act would now be required to notify affected individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) of a data breach […]

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Have a Breach? Be Prepared to Notify the State Attorney General

Reports of data breaches fill today’s news feeds with alarming frequency. Given the inevitability of breaches—including high-profile ones—state attorneys general are taking a more active role in helping consumers deal with the repercussions of a data breach, investigate data security lapses, and enforce data breach notification laws.

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