Yearly Archives 2019

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Compliance Services

The Risks of Non-Compliance While businesses servicing California consumers may be enticed to sit tight and await enforcement actions before developing its privacy and data security framework called for by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), one must consider Benjamin Franklin’s axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Businesses take on a significant financial risk for CCPA non-compliance: Fines – violations can cost between $2,500 – $7,500 per affected individual. A 20,000 CA prospect list that was improperly processed or breached can lead to a fine from $50,000,000 – $150,000,000 (average size of data breach Read More

Categories: CCPA.
Languages: English.

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Why You Need to Start Now!

CCPA creates new consumer rights and businesses will need to create new processes and procedures to support these rights at scale. Will your organization be ready on January 1, 2020, to answer 100 consumer requests in 45 days? Will you be able to complete 10s of thousands of requests, covering everything collected in the previous 12 months (in this example 1/1/2019): To show all the Personal Information (PI) of theirs you have The categories of that shared PI The usage by categories for the previous 12 months The uses of that data by category And to delete the PI? And to Read More

Categories: CCPA.

Languages: English.

CCPA – Uncapped fines and New Data Privacy Rights, Preparing is Essential

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that goes into effect January 1 2020 is a big deal for companies that retain data on California individuals. CCPA creates new consumer rights and business compliance responsibilities. The privacy rights are intended to provide individuals with transparency, access, choice and ensure they are not be discriminated against for exercising their rights. However, the headline is CCPA is a big deal, because unlike the General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) for the EU, whose penalties are capped at the larger of 4% of revenues and EUR 20 million, CCPA is uncapped.   Without proper preparation, Read More

Categories: Security.

Languages: English.

Already the Next Big Thing?

Until we started a collaboration with Mike Vaughan to develop one for an eco-tourism operator just north of the SF Bay Area, I was not familiar with the term “Progressive Web Application”. It turns out that it describes mobile applications that are delivered via Web browsers and that are built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. While not distributed from one of the popular App Stores, PWAs can do much of what native mobile applications can do, and perform almost as well as native mobile applications, due to the ongoing evolution in the architecture of the web. Read More

Categories: Uncategorized.
Languages: English.