With states passing inconsistent laws and no uniform federal law addressing data privacy, there’s a patchwork of rules for companies to comply with. ALTA is dedicated to help its members understand what they need to do to comply, if required, to data privacy laws.

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Recent 2020 2019

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.

Final Regulations for California Consumer Privacy Act Approved
August 18, 2020

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced approval by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) of final regulations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). 

California Attorney General Releases Consumer FAQs for Privacy Law
July 16, 2020

The California attorney general issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help consumers understand their rights under the state’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Louisiana Passes NAIC Model Data Security Bill
June 4, 2020

Louisiana became the latest state to pass legislation based off the model data security bill developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In February, ALTA released its data privacy principles. The principles recommend the development of a single, national standard to help protect consumer private information uniformly and consistently while maintaining an efficient homebuying and selling experience.