Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act or SHIELD Act (S.5575B/A.5635) into law to protect New Yorkers against data breaches by imposing stronger obligations on businesses handling private customer data to provide proper notification …Continue reading "New York Passes SHIELD Act to Protect New Yorkers Against Data Breaches"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 22, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico announced a settlement with Equifax that will provide up to $700 million in monetary relief and penalties for a data breach in …Continue reading "CFPB and FTC Announce $700 Million Settlement with Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 11, 2019, amendments passed in 2018 by the Massachusetts legislature to the Data Breach Notification Law will take effect and impose additional requirements on companies covered by the law that suffer a data breach involving the personal information of Massachusetts residents.Continue reading "Massachusetts Data Breach Notification Law Amendments Take Effect April 11"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 29, 2019, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the findings of a report entitled “Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies” that focused on federal regulation of consumer reporting agencies …Continue reading "GAO Report Recommends Stronger Oversight of CRAs to Protect Consumers against Data Breaches"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A report entitled “State of Insider Threats in the Digital Workplace 2019” released by SaaS (Software as a Service) Operations Management platform BetterCloud has revealed that 91 percent of IT (Information Technology) and security professionals surveyed feel vulnerable to insider threats.Continue reading "Survey Reveals Nine Out of Ten IT and Security Professionals Feel Vulnerable to Insider Threats"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 15, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – the nation’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – released its Privacy and Data Security Update for 2018, an annual report that highlights the FTC’s privacy and data security work over the past year, according to a …Continue reading "FTC Releases Privacy and Data Security Update for 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn As of March 1, 2019, more than 120 “data brokers” have registered with the Vermont Secretary State as required by the landmark Vermont Data Broker Regulation (Act 171) that took effect on January 1, 2019. To search for a current list of data brokers, select “Data Broker” …Continue reading "More than 120 Data Brokers Register with Secretary of State Under Vermont Data Broker Regulation"