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.

State Laws

Resources

For more information on CCPA, visit the California Land Title Association’s website.

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Data Privacy Articles

Recent 2019

Data Privacy Will Be The Most Important Issue In The Next Decade
Forbes  |  November 26, 2019
Until now, consumers have been willing to lend their data (or have unknowingly given it away) to get convenience or information in return. Once they fully realize the consequences of this bargain they will be looking to government and business to safeguard data and hand control back to them, the customer.
Senator Proposes Data Privacy Bill With Serious Punishments
CNET  |  October 17, 2019
On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, proposed legislation he said would bring meaningful punishments for companies that violate people's data privacy, including larger fines and potential jail time for CEOs.
ALTA Whitepaper Addresses Redaction of Info in Public Land Records
September 10, 2019
ALTA’s Real Property Records Committee has finalized a white paper titled “Privacy, Redaction, and Public Land Records,” which provides guidance on the redaction of information in the public land records. The paper makes recommendations for effective solutions to protect privacy in the public land records.
New York Strengthens Cybersecurity and Consumer Privacy Protections With New Law
New York Daily News  |  July 25, 2019  |  Denis Slattery
The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, or SHIELD Act, updates New York’s laws concerning notification requirements and consumer data protection obligations and broadens the state Attorney General’s oversight regarding data breaches impacting New Yorkers.
California Data-privacy Law May Become the Model for Congress
Washington Examiner  |  July 23, 2019  |  Melissa Quinn
With no framework yet for a federal privacy law, states that took the initiative to regulate online firms' use of personal data may end up providing models for Congress.