Recent study shows that 72% of U.S. small businesses support improvements to privacy regulations yet 52% also believe that there will be a negative impact to their business. And only 15% believe that policy makers will pass regulations that do not adversely affect small businesses.
What kind of future can be achieved by focusing on the nexus of information security and data privacy? Better compliance, stronger alignment and greater accountability, just to name a few benefits.
Singapore has recently introduced a discussion paper on data portability to will not only improve options and outcomes for consumers, but will also improve transparency in data collection. Will the ease of proliferation of this personal data among more companies lead to a simple statistical increased likelihood of data…
A new Thailand cybersecurity law went into effect last week, and is controversial more for what it doesn't specify than what it does. As it is worded, it appears to give the Thai government very broad powers to monitor internet use, censor content and even seize property without court orders.
The Ohio law represented a novel approach to data protection by providing safe harbor if the entity’s cyber security program conforms to industry recognized cybersecurity frameworks or federal regulations cited in the Act.
Big tech companies are pushing for watered-down privacy regulations that would largely permit them to continue doing business as usual. There is reason to suspect that these tech companies now view federal privacy regulations as a way to construct barriers and moats around their core business.
Washington State is now considering a comprehensive data privacy act that would protect the personal information of its citizens, making Washington only the second state in America to adopt a comprehensive data privacy law.
In the Alphabet annual report for 2018, Google’s parent company provided additional guidance on how their privacy practices could impact the company’s overall business model, and hence, its ability to churn out billions of dollars of revenue each quarter.
Many believe that virtual currencies could be a driving force in economic growth. Two new bi-partisan bills will seek to regulate virtual currencies while establishing significant protections for U.S. consumers.
Leaders from China, Japan, Germany and South Africa at Davos voiced support for increased government oversight, tech regulation and data governance in their own countries as well as international cooperation on standards.