Recent Data Breaches Prompt Big Changes in Australian Privacy Penalties

Recent Data Breaches Prompt Big Changes in Australian Privacy Penalties Two massive data breaches exposing the personal information of millions of Australians rocked the country—one in September and another in October— prompting Australia’s parliament to swiftly respond with dramatic increases to penalties allowable under its Privacy Act. In September, telecom company Optus made public news…

California Strengthens Online Privacy Landscape with Child-Specific Legislation

California recently became the first state to enact legislation governing the profiling and processing of personal information gathered from children online.[1] The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (CAADCA) becomes law on July 1, 2024, and builds upon the state’s current privacy legislation.[2] The law applies to any business that provides an online service, product, or feature…

Following the Cookie Trail

BOISE, Idaho — If you are following the various privacy laws being passed around the world, you have certainly heard a lot of chatter about cookies. You may also be annoyed by website banners that pop up whenever you view a website. What are cookies and why are they used? Cookies are small text files…

Update on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

Since our previous post discussing plans for the European Union-U.S. Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, the United States has taken a significant step toward setting this new framework into action. On Oct. 7, 2022, President Joe Biden signed an “Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities,” which lays out steps the U.S.…

What the Heck is Privacy, Anyway? Some Foundations on Privacy Law in the U.S.

Privacy is everywhere these days. And as RIM professionals, we must be aware of how privacy laws impact records and information management. But terms like ‘sectoral versus comprehensive regulatory approach,’ ‘cross contextual behavioral advertising,’ and many, different—and often convoluted—definitions of ‘personal data’ can make privacy a difficult topic to stay engaged in. Thankfully, for RIM…

Virtual Coffee with Zasio Consulting

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023 Theme: Cybersecurity – The Mile-High View for Records and Information Management Professionals Data security breaches continue to pose real threats to organizations, and with incidents continuing to trend upward, 2023 will likely be another record-breaking year for data security intrusions. The vast majority are preventable with the adoption of basic security…