National breach notification law would usurp patchwork of state laws

National breach notification law would usurp patchwork of state laws

A bill is pending to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) to include a national data breach notification law that would supersede the various state laws that now apply to the financial sector. This initiative has the support of the American Bankers Association...
Help! I have data that falls under GDPR, do I have to appoint a DPO?

Help! I have data that falls under GDPR, do I have to appoint a DPO?

The new European Union the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been widely publicized. There are many questions surrounding GDPR and frankly many misunderstandings. One that we hear quite often is when an organization falls under the GDPR,  you must appoint...
What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

The “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act” S.770 was signed this month.  What is it, and how can it benefit you or your small business clients? The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) initially developed a set of cybersecurity...
Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Do you do business with companies in Canada?  A recent government survey showed that although 94% of Canadian business collect personal data from their customers, they still have a long way to go to in protecting it, with three quarters of the business executives and...