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Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28 is known worldwide as “Data Privacy Day” or “Data Protection Day,” and it’s a good opportunity to remind everyone of some privacy basics – particularly as people are still working remotely and threats to information and security increase.   Privacy and data protection is no longer “nice to have”.  It is business imperative.

Here are some resources for your Data Privacy Day:

  • The National Cybersecurity Alliance and LinkedIn present a Data Privacy Day webinar with an all-star group of privacy professionals and advocates across industries– registration link is here.
  • NAVEX Global has a free Data Privacy Day toolkit available that includes access to a webinar discussing risk management after the SolarWinds hack.
  • Learn about Apple’s new privacy “nutritional guide” requirements for developers and how it may affect your app here.
  • While not directly related to Data Privacy Day, an article from today’s MediaPost discusses “Life After Cookies” and the issues presented by use of third-party vs. first-party data.   This issue will take increasing importance as the California Privacy Rights Act (and similar legislation being proposed in other states) rolls into effect.  

And, mark your calendars for the first group of 2021 Mintz Privacy team webinars.

February 2 (in honor of Groundhog Day, since we have been here before…):  How to Assess US National Security Laws and Explain Them

February 25:  The California Privacy Rights Act – What it means and what you should do

March 18:  The View from Washington:  Privacy/Cybersecurity and the Biden Administration

Your Mintz Privacy Team is here to help your business navigate these issues.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.