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



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A New Senate Bill Would Create a U.S. Data Protection Agency
Tech Crunch  |  February 12, 2020
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has published a bill which, if passed, would create a U.S. federal data protection agency designed to protect the privacy of Americans and with the authority to enforce data practices across the country. The bill, which Gillibrand calls the Data Protection Act, will address a “growing data privacy crisis” in the U.S., the senator said. ALTA has developed data privacy principles that recommend a single, national standard to help protect consumer private information uniformly and consistently while maintaining an efficient homebuying and selling experience.
California's New Privacy Law Is Off to a Rocky Start
Tech Crunch  |  February 9, 2020
The new law lets users request a copy of the data that tech companies have on them, delete the data when they no longer want a company to have it, and demand that their data isn’t sold to third parties. All of this is much to the chagrin of the tech giants, some of which had spent millions to comply with the law and have many more millions set aside to deal with the anticipated influx of consumer data access requests.
Data Privacy: Top Trends to Watch in 2020
January 30, 2020
Every company, large or small, needs to have a principled focus on data privacy in order to safeguard operations and customers. Check out ALTA’s resources to help members understand what they need to do to comply, if required, to data privacy laws.
Contractual Requirements Between Covered Businesses and Service Providers Under California’s Consumer Privacy Law
January 23, 2020
It is common for title and settlement companies to share data in the process of closing a real estate transaction. However, some key definitions in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) that went into effect at the beginning of the year are causing the companies to reassess practices and agreements as they figure out how to comply with the new privacy law.
The CCPA for the Land Title Industry: Who Does the CCPA Apply To?
JD Supra  |  January 15, 2020
In this program, Elizabeth Reilly from Fidelity National Financial joins Carlton Fields’ attorneys Jack Clabby, Joe Swanson, and Steve Blickensderfer as they answer real questions from real members of the American Land Title Association on what the CCPA means for the land title industry.