Biometric Privacy Law Expansions and Private Rights of ActionThe days of only seeing biometric techniques in spy films are well behind us. A simple thumbprint can open a phone. Systems like Alexa can recognize your voice and play your favorite music. Some banks even allow customers to make payments by using voice command and fingerprint recognition.

In 2008, Illinois became the first state

Privacy Requirements under COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance ProgramMany relief programs have been implemented over the past year in response to COVID-19, and keeping up with the changing requirements for these programs can be daunting. A new twist in the requirements is the mandate for implementation of privacy requirements under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Here are some details about the Emergency Rental

The Man Behind the Curtain: College Admissions and FERPA RequestsAspiring college students spend enormous amounts of time trying to unlock the magic formula that leads to those magic words: Congratulations, you’ve been accepted! But, for many students, the focus on admissions does not stop once they matriculate.

Starting in 2015, schools such as Harvard, Yale, Penn, and Stanford saw a dramatic uptick in students

New “Basic Assessment” Is a Bridge to CMMC for Defense ContractorsThe Department of Defense (DoD) continues to enhance cybersecurity requirements in its supply chain. A new rule requires some contractors to assign a numerical score to their current cybersecurity practices. Additionally, the rule begins rolling out requirements for all defense contractors to have their cybersecurity certified by a third party.

For years, the gold standard

Privacy at the Polls: Portland, Maine Votes to Ban Facial Recognition TechnologyWhile the nation waits for the results of the presidential race to be tallied, across the country local and statewide referendums on privacy issues have been decided. In Portland, Maine voters approved a ballot measure to ban the use of facial recognition technology by local police and city agencies. Portland joins other cities such as

Gaining Momentum Outside California: Former Presidential Candidate Named Chair of CPRA Advocacy Group Advisory BoardWhen California voters head to the polls on November 3, 2020, they will decide whether to approve Proposition 24 — the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). If approved, the act would establish new privacy rights stronger than the recently enacted landmark California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Last week, the effort to approve the CPRA gained

3 Cyber Insurance Steps Critical to Cyber-Risk ManagementCyber-related privacy and security risks continue to evolve like the hydra from Greek mythology. Once one threat has been addressed, two new threats seem to appear. Even the most well-prepared among us must remain vigilant in the war to maintain data security. And any business – no matter how large or small – needs a