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Significant data broker regulations like California’s ‘Delete Act’, and federal ‘Fourth Amendment Not For Sale Acts’ show real momentum — July 2023 Newsletter

July 27, 2023
Hello again – after a hiatus in June, we’re back again with our monthly update on happenings in the privacy space relevant to businesses. In this edition, you’ll find our take on: Californi…

Regulatory Update: FL and TX Pass Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Bills, WA Signs ‘My Health My Data Act’ — May 2023 Newsletter

May 31, 2023
In the first two weeks of May: Florida passed Senate Bill 262, the Florida Digital Bill of Rights. The Texas Senate approved HB 4, the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act. Washington Sta…

Who are these tracking companies? Meet AddThis.

May 18, 2023
AddThis is a social bookmarking service that allows website owners to add social media sharing widgets and buttons to their websites (those rows of “share this” buttons you see on lots of web…

CIO On-Demand Webcast: The Business Risk of Employee Personal Info Online

April 18, 2023
Employee personal info online is increasingly leveraged in social engineering methods, credential-stuffing attacks, as well as spoofing of individuals and companies in attacks against vendors, cus…

Data Broker Hearings, CISA ‘Secure by Design’ Standards, and Telegram Bots: April 2023 Newsletter

April 18, 2023
In the April 2023 edition of our business privacy newsletter, you’ll find our take on: Privacy law updates from Iowa, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, and Montana; House data broker hearings …

Open Data, Hidden Risk: Publicly Available Employee Data & Cyber Risk [+ Breach Prevention Tips]

April 18, 2023
Firewalls, sandboxing, email filtering, you name it. Your organization can have the best security controls in place and still get hacked. How? Via your employees, specifically through malicious us…

A Short History of Equifax Privacy Issues + Steps to Improve Your Privacy 

April 13, 2023
Equifax has a lot of data about you. This data could have a significant impact on your life.  Equifax is among the largest data brokers in the United States and one of three major credit r…

Twitter Photo Tagging: How And Why to Opt-Out

April 13, 2023
Not comfortable with the idea of people being able to tag you in the photos they post on Twitter? You can change your Twitter settings to opt out of Twitter photo tagging. By making yourself “…

How to Remove Yourself from Background Check Websites

April 13, 2023
You need to learn how to remove yourself from background check websites. Why? Because there’s something fundamentally wrong with background check websites.  They get our personal data thr…

How Secure Is My Password: The Ultimate Litmus Test (2023)

April 13, 2023
Your passwords are weak.  This is an assumption, of course, but if you’re anything like most internet users, it’s likely to be true.  Consider this: The most common password is…

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