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Proposed Amendment to California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Reaffirms Employer Notice Requirement and Employee Private Right of Action for Failure to Implement Cybersecurity Safeguards to Take Effect January 1, 2020

The recently proposed amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) should be a wake up call to those employers who are not already actively planning for the January 1, 2020 compliance deadline.

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Blockchain – what is it and how is it relevant?

What is blockchain?

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)

DLT is a decentralised ledger of transactions with identical copies maintained on multiple independent computer systems. This means the transaction ledger is maintained simultaneously across a network of unrelated computers or servers called “nodes”, like a spreadsheet that is duplicated thousands of times across a network of computers.

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GDPR is coming – Is your business prepared?

Christine N. Czuprynski, a Detroit attorney in the firm’s national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group, sits down with host Mike Witzke to discuss GDPR, the European Union’s new data protection regulation, which takes effect on May 25, 2018. Christine informs listeners why U.S. businesses must have the GDPR on their radar and steps they can take to prepare to be compliant.

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Best practices for data privacy and cybersecurity employee awareness training

Have you added data privacy and cybersecurity employee awareness training to your 2018 training matrix? When it comes to data privacy and cybersecurity, employees can be your greatest asset and your greatest weakness.

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Lawrence J. Casey to Moderate SBANE’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Best Practices

On March 2, 2017, Davis Malm shareholder Lawrence J. Casey will moderate a panel at the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Best Practices program. Mr. Casey will guide panelists through a discussion on cybersecurity and privacy best practices, planning and risk management trends, and responses to breaches and attacks. The session is designed to educate small businesses on the importance of cybersecurity and provide a foundation for them to build their own data security plans.

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What happens to your digital self after death?

photo-1417733403748-83bbc7c05140Florida Grants Fiduciaries Access to Digital Information

For anyone who has dealt with the death or incapacity of a loved one in recent years, one of the most perplexing and fraught questions has been how to access their electronic or digital records. Whether we realize it or not, most of us own digital assets. These could be photographs or videos on your smartphone, documents in the cloud, iTunes music collections, email accounts, social media accounts, banking records, online shopping or travel memberships, stock trading accounts – anything that can be created, transmitted, accessed or stored on any electronic or digital medium.

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FTC Remains Focused on Substantiation and Enforcement

While 2015 saw the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) increase its focus on social media campaigns, native advertising, and data security and privacy, marketers should remember that the FTC continues to police traditional advertising issues of claims and substantiation.

This past year, the FTC settled with two companies over allegations that they could not substantiate claims touting the efficacy of their dietary supplements. In one case, a marketer of a supplement aimed at increasing cognitive ability settled with the FTC for allegedly making multiple false claims, including that a scientific study validated its claim that its product would reverse cognitive decline and memory loss.

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Top Ten Signs That You Need A Data Security Consultation

Data privacy is making headlines — for all the wrong reasons. Data privacy breaches are becoming regular events, while federal and state governments are imposing costly penalties on businesses that fail to take adequate steps to protect consumer data. A comprehensive data protection audit can improve how a company safeguards sensitive information, ranging from a company’s proprietary intellectual capital to its customers’ social security numbers.  But how do you know if you need to hire a consultant to help you with these initiatives?

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Labor and employment and data privacy attorney Sherri A. Krause joins the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins

Labor and employment and data privacy attorney

DETROIT (January 22, 2016) – Sherri A. Krause, an experienced labor and employment and data privacy attorney, has joined the Detroit office of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm. Krause works with clients in the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.

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Who needs a personal shopper…I have my iPhone!

It’s not fair to say traditional media no longer have consumer appeal; after all the John Lewis Christmas ad makes its own headlines each year!

However, new technologies are creating ways for fashion retailers to connect with shoppers in a cheaper, more immediate manner.

Last year, Regent Street was the first street in Europe to adopt Beacon technology in each of its stores. Retailers, airports and shopping centres are increasingly adopting this evolving technology.

What is Beacon?

Beacons are small wireless devices which can be placed around stores to send electronic content to shoppers’ smartphones, using the shopper’s location in store and information on their buying preferences.

While the technology is still in fairly early stages, the possibilities seem endless.

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