• 04.09.19

    California Readies for Statewide Extended Producer Responsibility for Pharma Waste

    The sale of needles (sharps) and pharmaceutical drugs in California is estimated to be on the order of $50 billion per year.

  • 04.02.19

    Washington State Appears Next in Line for Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

    Since the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in June 2018, over a dozen other states have moved to enact similar comprehensive privacy legislation.

  • 02.14.19

    Newsom’s Six-Month Paid Family Leave Agenda

    Shortly after being sworn in as the new governor of California, Gavin Newsom proposed extending California’s current six-week paid family leave (PFL) to six months.

  • 01.17.19

    Privacy and Data Security 2018 Year in Review

    In many ways, it was the year of data privacy. In this article, we identify five of the biggest trends in privacy and data security, including the mammoth European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect, the hurried passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the ...

  • 01.17.19

    Privacy and Data Security 2018 Year in Review

    In many ways, it was the year of data privacy. In this article, we identify five of the biggest trends in privacy and data security, including the mammoth European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect, the hurried passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the ...

  • 01.16.19

    State AGs Deal With Payment Processor, Mobile Apps

    In state enforcement news, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a settlement with a California-based payment services provider, while New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood reached a deal with five companies related to security vulnerabilities in their mobile apps.

  • 11.07.18

    FSSCC Launches Cybersecurity Profile v1.0

    A coalition of industry groups has unveiled a new cyber compliance profile framework specifically for financial institutions, aimed at streamlining regulatory burdens.

  • 10.23.18

    Data Breach Obligations, Preparation and Risk Mitigation

    Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a breach is defined as “the acquisition, access, use or disclosure of protected health information in a manner not permitted under subpart E of this part which comprises the security or privacy of the protected health ...

  • 09.27.18

    Ohio, Colorado Add to State Data Protection Laws

    While the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and subsequent amendments have dominated privacy news lately, some states are enacting data protection legislation that could impact financial institutions and businesses.

  • 09.27.18

    Major Data Breach Settlement Between Uber and State AGs

    In one of the largest privacy settlements to date, the attorneys general from 50 states and the District of Columbia secured a $148 million settlement from their investigation into a November 2016 hack of driver data from Uber.