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30 Days to Meet New US-Specific Data Security Requirements

Israeli companies with e-commerce and other web activities reaching persons living in the United States should be aware of new Data Privacy legislation on the horizon regarding the personal information of Colorado residents.  By Sept. 1, formal data security and data disposal programs must be in place to be in compliance with the laws. Read … Continue Reading

California Governor Signs Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Governor Brown has just signed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The new law, which has numerous similarities with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law was passed on an expedited schedule to block a similar initiative that had garnered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. … Continue Reading

The GDPR Deadline Looms: Is Your U.S. Website Ready?

Effective May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes sweeping new requirements for many website operators that collect and process information about individuals living in the European Economic Area (EEA). U.S. companies with e-commerce and other web activities reaching persons living in the EEA need to understand GDPR, since penalties for … Continue Reading

EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Businesses Established Outside the EU

The 261-page final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces Directive 95/46/EC (Directive), was formally approved by the EU Parliament on April 14, 2016. The document is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) in June, and to enter into force 20 days thereafter. The … Continue Reading

WP29: Thumbs Down to Draft EU-US Privacy Shield

In a 58-page opinion published April 13, 2016, the influential European Union Article 29 Working Party (WP29), which includes representatives of the data protection authorities of the 28 EU Member States, expressed significant concerns with respect to the terms of the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield that is intended to replace the EU-US Safe Harbor. The … Continue Reading

10 Privacy and Data Security Mistakes Start-Ups Should Avoid

With a staggering amount of startups starting their way in Israel every year, it is no wonder the country’s most common nickname is “Startup Nation”. On their path to success, Israeli entrepreneurs must focus on privacy and data security compliance as a mandatory step. Most technology start-up companies lack the experience and resources needed to … Continue Reading
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