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You’ve probably heard the classic idiom about “keeping up with the Joneses.” According to Miriam-Webster, it means “to show that one is as good as other people by getting what they have and doing what they do.” Generally, that’s usually meant people buying expensive cars or other things they can’t afford to try and maintain the same pace as their peers.
If you’ve ever been in a car with someone who takes a speedbump anywhere above 10mph, at the time, you’ve probably thought, “didn’t you see that coming?!” Or maybe, “why didn’t they avoid that giant bump in the road?”
If you’ve ever dieted before, you know the temptation to add something extra to your meal—you know, something actually tasty, or just something else that you believe will satisfy a craving.
Privacy | Federal | NIST SP 800-Series | NIST SP 800-53
Every so often, a road needs to be repaved.
Founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, once remarked, “Privacy means people know what they’re signing up for, in plain language, and repeatedly. I believe people are smart. Some people want to share more than other people do. Ask them.”
Privacy | Privacy Program | Strategies
Privacy laws in the United States are a bit like a wave pool at a water park—they’re constantly fluctuating and just when you think you’ve got your footing, another wave comes at you to knock everything from under you.
Most privacy professionals thought it may take months, if not years, for US privacy laws to catch up to the EU but it looks like California decided to push up the timeline. Last month, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was passed by California legislature, expanding the definition of personal data and including more rights for California residents. The act includes a new scope to accompany the new requirements, applying to businesses meeting one or more specified criterion, whether they are located in the state of California or elsewhere. The IAPP has estimated that the new act will impact more than 500,000 businesses across the United States. You can read more about the study to determine the number of impacted businesses here.