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 California Passes Measure to Revamp Consumer Privacy Law
November 5, 2020

Proposition 24 reinforces and redefines parts of the California Consumer Privacy Act, which grants California consumers data privacy rights and control over their personal information. Key items that affect the title and settlement companies is that measure retains the exemptions for personal information collected pursuant to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, as well as business-to-business and employee exemptions.

California Voters Pass Ballot Measure Over Data Privacy Regulation
The Hill  |  November 4, 2020

A controversial California ballot measure regarding data privacy appears to have been passed by voters in Tuesday’s election, and it is likely to have a national impact by regulating how tech giants based in The Golden State must operate. Proposition 24, known as the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, seeks to amend and expand on provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that was passed in 2018. The proposition would establish a California Privacy Protection Agency 

As California Decides Fate of Privacy Law, More CISOs Could be Hit by Data Regulations
SC Media  |  November 3, 2020

Californians will decide today whether to enact new regulatory rules in a ballot initiative dubbed the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). The CPRA would create several new wrinkles for security and privacy personnel to iron out, said Bret Cohen, partner in the privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hogan Lovells. Also, if passed, an interesting quirk in CPRA will make it more difficult to address problems with the law, should any arise. CPRA explicitly limits the ability of elected officials to narrow the provisions.

Beware of Cybersecurity Risks When Teleworking from Hotels
October 20, 2020

Teleworking from a hotel could increase the potential of criminals stealing sensitive information. Hotels, predominantly in major U.S. cities, have begun to advertise daytime room reservations for guests seeking a quiet, distraction-free work environment. While this option may be appealing, the FBI warns that accessing sensitive information from hotel Wi-Fi poses an increased security risk over home networks. Read on for tips to minimize some of the risks associated with using hotel Wi-Fi.

Tips for Secure Video Conferencing
October 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, organizations pivoted to widescale remote work and online collaboration. Video conferencing emerged as a tool for business continuity and sustained social connection. However, these tools opened the door to increased cyberattacks. Amid the unanticipated exponential growth and unprecedented popularity of these platforms, many video conferencing users have not implemented necessary security precautions—or might be unaware of the latent risks and vulnerabilities. Read on for principles and practices established by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) that individuals and organizations can follow to enhance video conference security.

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