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After a series of high-profile supply chain and ransomware attacks, the federal government is ramping up its effort to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. In the past several months, multiple federal departments and agencies announced new policy initiatives and regulatory directives
Continue Reading The Brave New World of Cybersecurity Compliance—Key Takeaways from Recent Government Action on Cybersecurity

Across the economy, businesses are using digital technology to pivot into innovative service lines, accelerate growth and transform their businesses altogether. These businesses’ digital strategies and data assets play important roles in their success.

Since the California Consumer Privacy Act
Continue Reading Welcome to the Digital Transformation and Data Economy Newsletter – July 2021 Issue

On June 2, 2021, Nevada Gov. Stephen F. Sisolak signed SB 260 approving amendments to the Nevada Privacy of Information Collected on the Internet from Consumers Act. Some key changes to the amended law include expanding the definition of “sale,”
Continue Reading Nevada Gov. Sisolak Signs Senate Bill (SB) 260 Expanding the State’s Internet Privacy Law

Given what the healthcare industry faced in 2020, the seventh edition of our Data Security Incident Response (DSIR) Report, “Disruption and Transformation,” is aptly titled. As if fighting the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t enough for the industry to tackle, it
Continue Reading Ransomware, COVID-19 and Regulations: Healthcare Entities Confront a Triple Threat

For those attorneys and information governance practitioners unfamiliar with recent pedagogic advancements, “real-world problem solving” moves teaching approaches away from the classical model that assumes individuals will operate logically and in self-interested ways to a more realistic view. The more
Continue Reading Pairing Real-World™ Problems with Realistic Solutions – a Push for Practical Information Governance

On May 31, 2021, the Texas Legislature approved House Bill 3746, which amends the Texas Business and Commerce Code § 521.053 relating to certain notifications required following a data breach involving Texas residents.

The bill includes the existing requirement
Continue Reading Texas Passes Bill Allowing Public Listing of Data Breaches, Effective Sept. 1, 2021