Category Archives: State laws

The Equifax/Massachusetts Attorney General Consent Judgment: A Guide for Privacy and Security Compliance

What do businesses need to do to comply with privacy and data security laws?  The first place to look is to relevant statutes.  If you store or process the personal information of Massachusetts residents, then you will at least be subject to the Massachusetts Data Breach Notification Statute and related security regulations.  These are important guides that require certain operational activities, such as maintaining a written information security program,… More

Cybersecurity 2020 — The Year in Preview: Top 3 State AG Trends to Watch in 2020

Editors’ Note:  This is the fifth in our fourth-annual end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity in the coming year.  Our previous entry discussed the CCPAenergy, Brexit, and health privacy.  Next up:  trends in GDPR enforcement.

Out of all governmental agencies, state attorneys general are likely to have the greatest impact on privacy enforcement in 2020 for the average business. … More

Cybersecurity 2019 — The Year in Preview: New Attorneys General and Trends in State Data Privacy Laws

Editors’ Note:  This is the third in our third annual end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.  Our previous entries were on comparing the GDPR with COPPA and on energy and security.  Up next:  emerging threats.

Whether it was a Blue Wave or a “Big Victory,” the midterm elections unequivocally transformed state regulatory and enforcement landscapes by sweeping in four new Democratic Attorneys General and earning Democrats a majority of those key policymaking positions. … More