Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

Washington legislators recently introduced the Washington Privacy Act (WPA). This legislation is a consumer-focused privacy law similar to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) but it also has some European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-like concepts. The WPA protects personal data in much the same way as the CCPA, but with some significant differences.

The New York “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act” (SHIELD Act), N.Y. Gen Bus. Law§ 899-bb, requires businesses that collect private information on New York residents to implement reasonable cybersecurity safeguards to protect that information. While this is a new law in the State of New York, it is simply joining other states,

While we’ve discussed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) at length, Nevada was busy amending its internet privacy law and in the process beat California’s deadline for the effective date by three months. Nevada’s SB 220 is effective as of October 1, 2019.

This law prevents covered operators from selling individual’s personal information and allows

Many readers questioned me about the Wall Street Journal article this week entitled, “Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give you Our Users.”

The questions and comments ranged from “Can they really do this?” to “This is outrageous!”

Without getting into a legal analysis, there are laws that banks have to follow when

We have been waiting for—and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) delivered—its long anticipated broadband data privacy and security rules on March 10, 2015. Through the proposed rules, the FCC has declared its enforcement authority over the data privacy and security practices of Internet service providers (ISPs), much to the chagrin of the industry, which argues

Did you know that a Victoria’s Secret catalog is one of the top reasons that Congress included privacy protections in the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB Act)? The GLB Act protects consumers’ financial information and requires financial institutions to explain their information-sharing practices to consumers. These privacy protections were introduced by Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts

In addition to providing long-term funding for highway infrastructure improvements and other transportation projects, the newly enacted Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) seeks to reduce consumer confusion by eliminating annual privacy notice requirements for financial institutions in some circumstances.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to provide consumers with notice of the

Whenever you open a new bank account, credit card or debit card account or other account such as a health savings account, the bank or credit card company is required to send you a notice of your privacy practices under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

The notice is usually a separate page in a package that is