U.S. State Privacy Regulations Overview

Data privacy regulations have already begun to change the way many organizations manage their data. A lot has happened since the introduction of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in 2019. Many states introduced something similar, and some regulations passed while others were put on the back burner. No matter the case, it’s important to keep up with the state…

Scaling Enterprise Data Governance to Manage Sensitive Data

In today’s digital world, data is the most valuable asset – one that must be protected. While concerns about the proliferation of data and its impact on data privacy are not new, they are growing in importance and consumer consciousness. Ultimately, transparency and integrity is paramount. After all, the data your organization has is less important than how you use…

What Happens in Vegas: My Experience at IAPP’s Privacy, Security and Risk Conference

I just experienced my first visit to Las Vegas (a business trip) not long after I started my dream job here at First San Francisco Partners (FSFP). I talked about my career pre-FSFP here on the blog, but one part I didn’t share is that I’ve successfully avoided Las Vegas business conferences many times in 20+ years. Too much cement….

What’s the State of U.S. State Privacy Regulations?

Understanding and responding to new and emerging U.S. state regulations continues to be a top concern of many of the clients we work with. Those who realize they must bear the brunt of the California Consumer Privacy Act have been working with their technology and business teams for months now to address the regulation’s requirements. With other states following the…

A Round-up of Our Hottest Data Management Articles

We started our blog back in April 2016, and today we’re celebrating our 100th article with a look back on the top five most popular ones, based on the highest number of views, reader comments and shares on social media. If you’re new to our blog, we cover a variety of topics (to date, more than 20) from our data…

California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 vs. GDPR

On June 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 into law, considered by many to be one of the toughest data privacy laws in the U.S. Overview of CCPA The CCPA protects Californians’ rights to have access to and to delete the data companies collect about them. It also allows them to opt out of…

5 Ways to Fast Track Business Value Out of Collibra’s GDPR Accelerator

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect today on May 25, is bringing its data protection guidelines to US-based companies that do business in the European Union. For organizations who depend on Collibra — or for those considering implementing this data governance platform — Collibra’s GDPR Accelerator can fast track companies on their way to…

GDPR: It’s All in the Data Management Controls, Ready or Not

How should organizations, both in the European Union and across the globe, address the complex data management requirements that are in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? With a two-year lead time to prepare for it, the GDPR comes into force May 25, 2018 — ready or not. Even after fundamental education is acquired on the initial version of this…

GDPR Education: A Collection of Quizzes and Quirky Resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). With an effective date of May 25, 2018, organizations within the EU and those managing EU citizen data are scrambling to get up to speed on the impending regulation. Almost daily we come across a news story or…

Big Data and Global Data Privacy Regulations

Big Data technological breakthroughs are enabling the realization of many benefits for companies, consumers, job seekers, consultants and technology firms. Given Big Data’s benefits and the ability to process large amounts of all types of data at a fast speed, it is easy to think you should integrate all your data into this environment. But just because we can … should we? … and an additional question is, can we?

The FYI on PII, Personally Identifiable Information

Data management professionals create policies and standards for governing data, including personally identifiable information (PII). While it’s easy to think we own this data, we are just its stewards. It’s ultimately owned by our customers, and we should make decisions from the eye of the customer — not from ours.