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Cyber and National Security Resources
- Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit: White papers and other documents
- Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (Feb 11, 2019)
- Executive Order Enhancing the Effectiveness of Agency Chief Information Officers (May 15, 2019)
- Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure (May 11, 2017)
- GAO: Technology & Science Homepage
- NIST Cybersecurity Framework
- The Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council
- U.S. Small Business Administration Cybersecurity site
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity
- Homeland Security: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
- European Union
- Regulators and Authorities websites
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With the California Consumer Privacy Act having set off a chain reaction in both legislative and regulatory bodies across the country, the Privacy Oracle will both provide insight beyond mere description of events and consolidate the news into one easily digestible format. The Privacy Oracle consolidates significant U.S. legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels into a single publication. Our experienced attorneys analyze the potential impact of proposed legislation on businesses in the communications, digital advertising, technology, financial services, healthcare, and hospitality industries, with a goal of helping clients better inform their advocacy strategy and achieve efficient compliance.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has imposed sweeping compliance obligations on companies that collect or use personal information about California residents (including employees), driving up costs for organizations across the country and creating new burdens to disclose information about data use and offer consumer control around retention and sharing.
The CCPA has been called the U.S. GDPR; but while some of its requirements are similar, the CCPA applies to a much broader data set than GDPR or any U.S. privacy law to date. For most consumer-focused industries outside of financial and health services, the CCPA is a game-changer—the first direct regulation of online and offline information practices—imposing costly compliance burdens, and significant enforcement, and litigation risks such as class action lawsuits for information breaches.
The CCPA is just the tip of the iceberg; numerous other legislators have proposed copycat bills, and privacy advocates in California are already pushing amendments to expand the law’s obligations. DWT is your resource for navigating the CCPA’s long and winding road, as well as tracking and understanding the additional proposed state and federal privacy acts.
- DWT California Consumer Privacy Act Primer
- DWT’s Road Map to CCPA Compliance
- CCPA's Impact on FinTech