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should you consolidate all policies into one page
Placement
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Should you consolidate all policies onto one page?

We recently sent out a survey asking for the opinion of website developers, designers and marketers on privacy and all of the new laws and obligations that are being imposed. We asked you what questions or concerns you have about this new landscape and how it affects your industry. One

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Why using someone else’s Privacy Policy is a bad idea
Templates
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Why using someone else’s Privacy Policy is a bad idea

Copying homework and changing it up a bit so that it doesn’t look the exact same is a practice we all tried in high school. Didn’t do your English homework because you spent the entire summer doing stupid things with your friends? No problem! Find a nerd and copy her

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Uncategorized
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

How we update your policies: part 1

I was probably the most annoying kid on the planet – literally always asking “why” and “how”. To the general dismay of everyone around me, I wanted to know how everything worked, from electricity to bees. How do you explain to a child what is inside of a bee in

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New Law
Hans

California proposes update to the breach notification law

Ah California – the land of dreams where the sun is shining and your privacy is respected. Less than a month ago, California’s legislature proposed a new bill (Assembly Bill 1130) that claims to patch some loopholes in the current law. This new bill would change the definition of personal

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Privacy Bills
Hans

Massachusetts proposes a new data privacy law

Did you know that in our dear Commonwealth of Massachusetts it is illegal to scare a pigeon and that roosters are not allowed in bakeries? Always the lawyer, I ask: but what about hens? Can they go into bakeries? Delicious fresh bread aside, Massachusetts has some weird laws. Fortunately, they

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New Law
Hans

California’s new IoT law

Ah, the Internet of Things – where some random dude could get access to your child’s vitals, know who is coming into and out of your house and know how you like your laundry. The Internet of Things has been fought with perils including the 2016 attack which used these

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An image of a cat showing it's tongue in space. The image has the caption "why you may need a data inventory".
GDPR
Hans

Data Inventory: why you may need one

“Inventory” is one of those words that just make most people want to take a nap. Don’t worry though, at least this isn’t one of those blog posts telling you to write down the serial numbers of all of your monitors and count how many staplers you have. Inventories are

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CCPA
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance guide

The California state legislature is serious about privacy, with not one but two privacy laws that regulate websites – the California Online Privacy Protect Act (CalOPPA) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA is a relatively new law, going into effect on January 1st, 2020, and an enforcement

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GDPR
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Who needs a Data Protection Officer under GDPR

The GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation is a privacy law that protects the personal data of residents of the European Union. The law achieves this goal by requiring certain websites to have a Privacy Policy, allowing the processing of personal data only under limited legal bases and requiring certain organizations

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Image of space. Caption provides: proper display of your Privacy Policy.
Placement
Hans

Proper display of your Privacy Policy

my sister is about to have a baby and my brother showed up to the hospital in a suit because “first impressions matter” pic.twitter.com/KtNV4mvnDU — iris kessler (@Iris_Elisabeth_) January 3, 2017 This guy knows how to make a good impression. In fact, we think that making a good impression at

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Picture of space with a caption that reads "the internet is wrong: Privacy Policy vs. Privacy Notice."
Privacy Policy
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

The Internet is wrong: Privacy Policy vs. Privacy Notice

We all make mistakes. For example, I once dated a guy who had snakes as pets. But hey, I was younger then so hopefully all is forgiven. Unfortunately, there is one huge mistake on the Internet that we need to explore. I am sure that you have all seen the

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