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 […]

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. […]

The New NIST Privacy Framework: What You Should Know

By Antonia Dumas, Associate at XPAN Law Group  I will not keep you on the edge of your seat waiting: the newly released National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Privacy Framework does provide a tool, but that tool is part of a much larger (more complicated) puzzle.  As data privacy becomes a larger concern […]

NY SHIELD Act: Are you Ready?

Coming to New York in March 2020 is the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act. The SHIELD Act updates the approach to cybersecurity in New York, requiring proactive actions on the part of companies to protect personal data of New York residents. This means that the SHIELD Act, like a lot of […]

The Twelve Hacks of Christmas 🎵🎵

🎵🎵To be sung to the tune of, The Twelve Days of Christmas. 🎵🎵 On the first day of Christmas a hacker followed me (online), by using social engineering. On the second day of Christmas a hacker sent to me, 2 phishing emails. On the third day of Christmas the hackers turned out to be, 3 […]

Will The New Year and COPRA Bring Privacy Rights to All Consumers?

By Antonia Dumas, Consultant at XPAN Law Group LLC   As we look ahead to 2020, many are preparing for changes in the privacy and security legal landscape here in the United States. As cybersecurity breaches and unauthorized disclosures of data to third-parties has been on the rise, so has the concern for providing a stronger […]