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What is the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)?

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or the Financial Services Modernization Act 1999 is a US Federal sectoral legislation that aims to provide increased protections to the privacy of US residents by requiring financial institutions to safeguard the personal information...

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Overview of Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

The PIPL will go into effect on November 1, 2021. The PIPL and China’s Data Security Law are big steps towards strengthening China’s regulatory framework for privacy and data protection.

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What is China’s Data Security Law?

The focus of this article is on the DSL that was promulgated to standardize data processing activities, ensure data security, promote data development and utilization, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of individuals and organizations.

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What is Colorado’s Privacy Act (CPA)

Colorado has become the third US State to pass a comprehensive data privacy law. Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) was signed into law on July 8th, 2021. Modelled pretty similarly to the Virginia Data Protection Act (VCDPA) passed earlier...

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What is Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act

Virginia has become the next US state to pass a comprehensive consumer data protection law which can be considered to be at par with other major state data privacy laws i.e the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) -or...

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Bahrain’s PDPL vs. GDPR

On 25 May 2018, the European Union's General Assembly put General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) into effect to ensure that individuals get greater control of their personal data and organizations secure their personal data. Similarly, inspired by GDPR,...

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What is the California Privacy Protection Agency?

The California Privacy Rights Act or CPRA was passed by ballot in November 2020. The law establishes the California Privacy Protection Agency or CPPA. The CPPA is a regulatory body with full administrative power and jurisdiction to enforce...

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What is Data Mapping?

A data map is an accurate and up-to-date representation of an entity's data landscape and the information flowing through it. Data maps accurately identify critical elements within the data landscape, including the unique data types that are processed,...

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CPRA vs. CCPA: What Has Changed and How Can Businesses Prepare?

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a privacy law that was passed in the November 2020. The law amends and strengthens consumer data privacy rights established initially by the CCPA in 2018. The CPRA also imposes additional...

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CPRA vs. GDPR – The notable similarities and differences

Find out the similarities and differences between California’s CPRA and the European Union’s GDPR. Both of these laws have several data protection principles that are similar. For example, the CPRA introduces Data Minimization, Purpose limitation, and Storage limitation...