Spirion News Roundup: 9 Data Privacy Stories to Start Your Week: 1/27/2020

This week in data privacy news contains a push for a national data privacy law, updates on GDPR fines, and how companies can prepare for oncoming onslaught of privacy regulations. Start your week off right with Spirion’s rundown of data privacy news.

The US needs a national privacy law for personal data, Salesforce co-CEO says (click here to read more)

By Silvia Amaro of CNBC (Jan. 21)

DAVOS, Switzerland — The United States needs to develop a national privacy law for personal data, in a similar fashion to what the European Union has done, the head of Salesforce said at a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Tuesday.

GDPR has led to $126 million in fines over data privacy (click here to read more)

By Chris Ip of Endgadget (Jan. 20)

It’s been a year and nearly eight months since the EU’s data privacy law, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), came into force and 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines have been imposed so far, according to a new report as well as 160,000 reported data breaches and counting

Weathering the Privacy Storm from GDPR to CCPA & PDPA (click here to read more)

By Mark McClain of Dark Reading (Jan. 23)

A general approach to privacy, no matter the regulation, is the only way companies can avoid a data protection disaster in 2020 and beyond.

Data Privacy Issues for SaaS Companies in the Age of GDPR(click here to read more)

By Amber Kemmis of Business2Community (Jan.  20)

GDPR has been in effect since May 2018, yet many marketers are still adapting their marketing ops and data management to be compliant. According to a 2018 Demand Base study, only thirty-two percent of organizations surveyed report being fully compliant, and many are in the process of still obtaining compliance.

Why the World Economic Forum Is Creating a Blockchain ‘Bill of Rights’ (click here to read more)

By Shelia Warren of Coindesk

If the last few years have taught us one thing, it’s this: Users are not magically protected as technology evolves. Rather, user protection is something that occurs as the result of intention, commitment and deliberate design. Without this dedication from the outset, the trajectory of a technology’s development can, and often does, carry significant and far-reaching consequences.

Understanding User Intent: The Key to Transforming Data Privacy Policies (click here to read more)

By Dana Simberkoff of CMS Wire (Jan. 23)

Privacy and cybersecurity continue to be top of mind for global regulators and consumers. In the United States, Europe and the rest of the world, a plethora of new legislation is giving consumers more data rights and protections — and enacting stricter consequences for businesses who violate these laws.

2020: The Beginning of the End of the Wild West of Data (click here to read more)

By Douglas Eldridge of CMS Wire (Jan. 23)

I rang in the New Year putting the finishing touches on my first article of the year, one that outlined the ins and outs of the California Consumer Protection Act. It was fitting that I finished the article just as the law was taking effect. While the law itself won’t do to data what GDPR did two years ago, it will be just the beginning of a complicated decade when it comes to data.

Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security (click here to read more)

By Moti Gindi, Corporate VP, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Dark Reading (Jan. 21)

Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today’s dynamic threat landscape.

Data security considerations for the modern-day enterprise (click here to read more)

By Ashwin Krishnan of UberKnowledge for TechTarget Search Security (Jan. 22)

From growing attack surfaces to new regulations, these data security considerations must be on every company’s radar.