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Don’t let your virtual meetings expose you to privacy and security risks

By Michael Simon Attorney at XPAN Law Group With the current pandemic, virtual meeting systems are now highly-popular, and seen as easy-to-use substitutes for in-person meetings. However, with the easy usability comes corresponding features that present some security and privacy concerns: first, the difficulty of keeping meetings confidential; and second,  of recording meetings. As a result, I […]

Security and Privacy During A Global Pandemic

Clearly, we are living in a different world. And for once, I am not talking just about cybersecurity or data privacy (well not at this point anyway). We are living in a time where in-person businesses are basically shut down and we are all working remotely. I say “we”, but really here at XPAN, this […]

Data Security Requirements To Be Increased In US Capital

By Antonia Dumas, Esq., Associate at XPAN Law Group, LLC  The Attorney General in District Columbia originally introduced a new data security bill last year (March 21, 2019). The Bill progressed to the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety but, the buzz around that D.C. bill died down amidst the amendments to the California Consumer […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act

California made headlines this year with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.100, et seq.) which officially went into effect on January 1, 2020. Many companies across the United States have been driving towards CCPA compliance, assessing data practices and network infrastructures to determine how and to what extent the […]

Get ready for the coming new wave of ADA Title III lawsuits – thanks to the new update of the CCPA regulations

By Michael Simon, Attorney with XPAN Law Group. Introduction: Here comes the flood? The word started going out from law firms in the last few weeks: there was likely going to be a new wave of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III (on public accomodations) coming as a result of the most recent update […]

Bipartisanship Exists: Red or Blue, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity is Something Everyone Can Agree On

With California and New York among states leading the charge for data privacy and cybersecurity regulation and enforcement, the federal government is also showing great interest and bipartisan support toward finally progressing federal cybersecurity regulations. These proposed measures are attempting to increase federal support for efforts by states in the arena of cybersecurity. Many in […]

New York SHIELD Act: Getting Your Organization Ready

On March 24, 2020, the New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act goes into effect. The breach reporting obligations under the SHIELD Act are already in effect, but the proactive steps organizations must take to comply with the act are not effective for about another month. If you are a business […]

2020 is Here and Data Subjects Are Ready To Execute Their Rights Under the CCPA

By Antonia M. Dumas, Esq., Associate at XPAN Law Group, LLC  It has begun – consumers (data subjects) are looking at the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) as one of the channels to file suit against companies for failure to meet data privacy and security requirements. (A full copy of the CCPA can be found […]

The UK: They left the EU; did your data?

As many of you may know, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union on January 31, 2020, after forty-seven (47) years of membership. What does this mean? Well the short answer is: we do not really know yet.  The UK and the EU are now in a “transition period” that will last until at […]

Breaches: A Case for Bringing You in front of the Regulatory Eye

It seems like practically every week we are “treated” to the news of a new data breach affecting the personal information of consumers. And this week was no exception. Yes, this week the cannabis industry seems to need a security Toke(n).  (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!).  According to reports, the breach (potentially affecting multiple U.S. […]