RVA Entrepreneur Spotlight: “Santa” Bob Saintsing

By Tricia Dunlap

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. His name is Santa Bob Saintsing and he’s the official Santa for the City of Richmond. From the Tobacco Company to the 17th Street Market, Santa Bob Saintsing is making his rounds. But last year, things weren’t so cheery when grinchy competitors threatened his business, A Santa for…

Kenyans Have More Data Privacy Rights Than Many Americans 

By Tricia Dunlap

By Tricia Dunlap (Esq. & CIPP/US) On November 8, 2019, Kenya adopted a data privacy law aligned with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a result, Kenyans now have more data privacy rights than many Americans.  Kenya hopes to attract more investment from foreign tech firms. Recently, they increased data privacy protection legal standards…

Prepare for the CCPA: A 4-Step Plan for Virginia Businesses

By Tricia Dunlap

By Tricia Dunlap (Esq. & CIPP/US) and Tess Lynch (J.D. 2019 & CIPP/US) Start with these four steps to prepare for the CCPA and ensure your Virginia Business is in compliance. If you’ve read our last blog, you know the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) could impact your business, even if you’re not based in California. Enforcement begins July 1, 2020,…

Pt 1 Virginia Data Privacy and Security:Data Breaches in Virginia

By Tricia Dunlap

By Tricia Dunlap  (Esq. & CIPP/US) Compared to other states, Virginia’s data privacy and security law narrowly defines what constitutes a data breach and personal information. However, it’s still imperative that business leaders understand the nuances of Virginia’s Law to protect their companies from legal risk. For Virginia businesses, Virginia’s data privacy and security protection…