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Show Me the Money: How the CCPA Applies to GLBA-Regulated Entities

This post is authored by Kacey Jennings, a second-year law student at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. Ms. Jennings is a legal-intern with the XPAN Law Group. At first blush, the language in the most comprehensive piece of data privacy legislation in any US state to date — the California Consumer Privacy Act […]

Privacy in US Elections: When An Absentee Ballot Requires You to Publicly Divulge Information

The much-anticipated mid-term elections are finally upon us. If you have any hesitations about exercising your right to vote, here is your friendly (and forceful) reminder to go vote! If this is a surprise to you that it is Election Day, do your research and still go vote! Ok, now we can move past the […]

Healthcare Industry Needs to Get Back to Basics

Cybersecurity breaches and incidents are starting to feel like Groundhogs Day. Who do we have today? None other than HealthCare.gov, with the Washington Post recently reporting that HealthCare.gov was hacked compromising approximately 75,000 individual’s private information. HealthCare.gov is the system through which individuals can obtain healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. As of 2018, […]

First Step of Data Privacy Compliance: Understanding Your Data

By Antonia Dumas, an Associate at XPAN Law Group. If you have been following our blog, we hope you know (and agree) that that data privacy is a priority. The next question is: what can you do for your company? You have recognized the importance of addressing data privacy issues and having been introduced to […]

Your Motherboard: Did Bloomberg Businessweek Cry Wolf About Tech Giants’ Supply Chains?

This post is authored by Kacey Jennings, a second-year law student at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. Ms. Jennings is a legal-intern with the XPAN Law Group. China has allegedly used tiny microchips to hack the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. No, this is not a description of a one-star […]

Has the CCPA Started a Domestic Privacy Wave?

This post is authored by Antonia Dumas, JD, an associate with XPAN Law Group. In the wake of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations’ arrival, there have been many discussions whether the U.S. will adopt a similar legislation. However, just as in other areas, the U.S. often does things differently. Here, waves of change […]

The FTC Faces New Hurdles After Eleventh Circuit Decision

This post is authored by Kacey Jennings, a second-year law student at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law. Ms. Jennings is a legal-intern with the XPAN Law Group. When I was growing up, you couldn’t ask Alexa to play the newest album from your favorite artist. There was no Spotify or Apple Music in […]

The Shared Responsibility Model: Balancing Liability in a Matrix of Service Providers

As companies continue to develop new and innovative technologies, streamlining and automating operations, there is an increasing reliance on a number of third-party services to provide services and efficiencies. Each of these third-party providers adds (or attempts to add) a unique new *twist* on the old: more functionality, hopefully improved security, and any other add-ons […]

Privacy is a Blue Chip Investment for Businesses

I recently read an article in the wake of the precipitous drop in Facebook stock, titled: “Facebook ‘puts privacy first’ and stocks plunge 20%”. The title alone was enraging. To suggest that prioritizing privacy can cause Facebook to suffer a devaluation is preposterous and a serious disservice to companies everywhere. But, before the air gets […]

So, it begins: California adopts legislation that reminds many of the GDPR

A common question that we receive at our firm is: will the U.S. adopt legislation similar to the GDPR? And, if yes, what will that look at? Well, let us look into our “magic-8” ball . . . . And, no surprise, it looks like privacy is moving (slowly) across the pond to the US […]