Be Smart(er) about Data Collection

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. & Ben Nelson Ben Nelson is an experienced technologist at SingleStone Consulting who has provided custom application development and technical leadership for the public and private sectors.  He is a writer, podcaster, and presenter. ~4 minute read Be Smart(er) about Data Collection In recent years, many businesses have come to perceive data…

Part 2 Piggyback Tags and the California Consumer Protection Act

By Tricia Dunlap

~4-5 minute read © Tricia Dunlap  The U.S. Data Privacy Legal Landscape is Highly Fragmented The U.S. data privacy legal landscape is a patchwork of federal and state laws.  At the federal level, data privacy laws vary by business sector.  For example, the federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act regulates data collection and use by financial institutions and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act governs collection…

Part 1 Piggyback Tags:  Legal and Operational Risks

By Tricia Dunlap

~4-5 minute read © Tricia Dunlap    Part 1:  What the Heck Are Piggyback Tags and Why Should I Care? Every business website has “Tags” – they are the pixel or code mechanisms that facilitate the collection and sharing of data between your website and the services you rely on for site analytics and marketing. …

Working at Home Guidelines: 9 Cybersecurity Tips

By Tricia Dunlap

~7 minute read Tricia Dunlap, Esq. CIPP/US Working At Home Guidelines We expect cybercrime incidents to increase in the wake of the coronavirus. Thieves usually take advantage of social disruption and fear – cyberthieves will no doubt see COVID-19 as a ripe opportunity. Here are nine working at home guidelines in cybersecurity that you can…

Virginia: No New Data Privacy Laws in 2020

By Tricia Dunlap

Data privacy bills died in Virginia’s House of Delegates today, January 29, 2020.  Two of them will almost certainly be back next year. HB 473, patroned by Delegate Mark Sickles (D-43rd District), gave consumers the right to access their data and determine if it had been sold to a data broker.  HB 952, patroned by…

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…

4 SaaS Security Best Practices

By Tricia Dunlap

What Is SaaS? Over the past five years, Software as a Service (SaaS) products saw steady growth. Their increasing rate of adoption and innovation is exciting but can also serve as a cause for concern. SaaS products range from widely spread and universally helpful products like Gmail, Microsoft Word, or Zoom to more niche products…