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More Movement towards Digital COVID Vaccination Records

A key tech initiative as COVID-19 vaccinations begin rolling out are digital health passports. One example is being developed by a group of large tech companies along with the Mayo Clinic as part of the Vaccination Credential Initiative. The Initiative’s digital vaccination record will likely be a smartphone app. The Initiative is leveraging the CommonPass... Continue Reading…
February 9, 2021

More Movement towards Digital COVID Vaccination Records

A key tech initiative as COVID-19 vaccinations begin rolling out are digital health passports. One example is being developed by a group of large tech companies along with the Mayo Clinic as part of the Vaccination Credential Initiative. The Initiative’s digital vaccination record will likely be a smartphone app. The Initiative is leveraging the CommonPass... Continue Reading
February 9, 2021

More Movement towards Digital COVID Vaccination Records

A key tech initiative as COVID-19 vaccinations begin rolling out are digital health passports. One example is being developed by a group of large tech companies along with the Mayo Clinic as part of the Vaccination Credential Initiative. The Initiative’s digital vaccination record will likely be a smartphone app. The Initiative is leveraging the CommonPass...… Continue Reading
February 9, 2021

Federal Contractors: Have You Done Your Privacy Training?

Federal contractors know all too well the list of annual requirements and obligations can seem overwhelming at times.  One that may get overlooked by some is annual training requirements. A fairly new such training went into effect in 2017 – it requires certain federal contractors to do annual data privacy training. According to the U.S.... Continue Reading…
January 29, 2021

Federal Contractors: Have You Done Your Privacy Training?

Federal contractors know all too well the list of annual requirements and obligations can seem overwhelming at times.  One that may get overlooked by some is annual training requirements. A fairly new such training went into effect in 2017 – it requires certain federal contractors to do annual data privacy training. According to the U.S....… Continue Reading
January 29, 2021

CPRA Series: New, Expanded and Modified Consumer Rights

On November 3, 2020, Californians approved another significant piece of privacy rights legislation, the California Privacy Rights Act, or the CPRA.  The CPRA amends and expands the already (almost) infamous CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), which is the privacy law that went into effect in the Golden State last year. New Rights under CPRA The...… Continue Reading
November 30, 2020

DHS Threatening Furloughs This Summer if Requested Funding Not Granted

Reportedly, USCIS will soon announce the temporary furlough of the majority of its employees – 15,000 employees, or three-fourths of its workforce. The furloughs will begin in August 2020 if the agency does not receive additional fiscal support. While being called temporary, the head of the American Federation of Government Employees is concerned the reduction-in-force... Continue Reading…
June 16, 2020

DHS Threatening Furloughs This Summer if Requested Funding Not Granted

Reportedly, USCIS will soon announce the temporary furlough of the majority of its employees – 15,000 employees, or three-fourths of its workforce. The furloughs will begin in August 2020 if the agency does not receive additional fiscal support. While being called temporary, the head of the American Federation of Government Employees is concerned the reduction-in-force... Continue Reading
June 16, 2020

CCPA 2.0 – More Privacy Legislation in the Golden State?

Most companies continue to grapple with compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which went into effect in January. Companies have overhauled their privacy programs and policies and designed new systems to comply with the CCPA. Now, the privacy-right activist group that sponsored the CCPA – Californians for Consumer Privacy – is pushing for an even... Continue Reading
June 3, 2020

CCPA 2.0 – More Privacy Legislation in the Golden State?

Most companies continue to grapple with compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which went into effect in January. Companies have overhauled their privacy programs and policies and designed new systems to comply with the CCPA. Now, the privacy-right activist group that sponsored the CCPA – Californians for Consumer Privacy – is pushing for...… Continue Reading
June 3, 2020

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