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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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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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california consumer privacy act summary
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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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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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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Web Agencies
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

You and Termageddon: a Match Made In Nerd Heaven

Being a web development agency is kind of like being the only male elephant in a zoo: everyone wants to be your partner. You get a million emails every day from someone out there who just can’t wait for you to refer business to them. That’s about as far as

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Uncategorized
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

What the f*@#k does _____ mean?

Ah lawyers and our endless tirade of terminology. When will we have enough? “NEVER” we shout off of the rooftops of nondescript office buildings! However, since there are some terms on Termageddon that may be new to some of you, we thought that we should probably define some of them.

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Terms & Conditions
Donata Stroink-Skillrud

Terms and Conditions vs. Terms of Service

If you’ve ever dealt with a lawyer (sorry), you know that we love our legal jargon. It makes us feel special. And the more jargon we use, the more special we feel. Kind of like the sole dog at a party. The labels “Terms and Conditions” and “Terms of Service”

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